According to Variety Ben Affleck and Matt Damon have signed on to produce a big screen adaptation of the Vertigo comic series Sleeper for DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. The site also reports that Shawn Ryan (The Shield) and David Wiener (The Killing) will write the screenplay for the adaptation. No director or casting is currently in set for the film.
Based on the series created by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, an adaptation of Sleeper was set up previously at WB with director Sam Raimi producing and Tom Cruise starring.
Sleeper ran from 2003 to 2005, and centers on an operative whose fusion with an alien artifact makes him impervious to pain and allows him to pass it on to others through skin contact. He is placed undercover in a villainous organization by an intelligence agency and falls for a member of the group, named Miss Misery.