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Next Big Comic Book Flick?

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Feb. 26 2009, Published 12:06 p.m. ET

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You may not have heard of it, but the marginally successful DC Comics Suicide Squad is suddenly a hot property.

Justin Marks (Fast Forward) is writing the screenplay for the film, about a mission so dangerous there isn't a superhero on earth who will undertake it. So who does the government turn to? A dirty dozen (minus four), some of the toughest supervillains on the planet.

The series was first published in 1959 and has undergone numerous changes over the year.

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In related news, Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to repeat his role as Nick Fury, head of the super-secret spy group S.H.I.E.L.D., in Iron Man 2. He only made a cameo at the end of the first film.

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