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Benderspink taps Miller for ‘Area 52’

Debut director to work off Jack Phillips' script

Benderspink has tapped tyro helmer Steven C. Miller to direct “Area 52,” a sci-fi actioner based on the Image Comics series by Brian Haberlin.

Newcomer Jack Phillips penned the adaptation of the comic. At a storage facility in Antarctica that houses top-secret alien wares after Nevada’s Area 51 is done testing them, an Army nurse must restore order after a mercenary attack has unleashed a menacing terror.

Chris Bender and JC Spink will produce for Benderspink with Quattro partner Jim Strader. Haberlin will exec produce.

Benderspink has been on a roll of late setting up comicbook properties at studios around town.

It also has “Power and Glory” and “Y, the Last Man” at New Line, “The Ghouly Boys” at Mandate and “Pet Robots” at Disney.

Miller’s first feature, zombie horror pic “Automaton Transfusion,” has been making the rounds of the festivals and was acquired by Dimension.

He’s also writing and directing “Chinese Guys,” a series of comedic digital shorts for production company and online syndicator 60 Frames.

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