Avatar star goes back to space in Quatermain

It's official: Sam Worthington is the only actor in Hollywood.

Well, not really, but it sure seems that way: Worthington (Avatar, Terminator Salvation, Clash of the Titans) has been cast again as a hero in a sci-fi adventure epic, this one based on the Allan Quatermain series of stories and updated with a sci-fi twist.

Here's the report on The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog:

Sam Worthington is attached to star in "Quatermain," DreamWorks' sci-fi take on the literary hero, and he also will make his debut as a producer on the feature project.

Allan Quatermain was the hero of "King's Solomon's Mines," a Victorian adventure novel by H. Rider Haggard, and its sequel, "Allan Quatermain." In the first book, Quatermain leads an expedition into an unexplored region of Africa to find the brother of a friend as well as a fabled treasure of the lost mines.

DreamWorks' version is set in a time in which humans have left Earth and sees Quatermain return to the planet from a sojourn in space, embarking on another "King Solomon's Mines"-style adventure but on a planetwide scale. Mark Verheiden was the writer behind the first script when the project was revealed early last year.

The producers include Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar.

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