Spengler confirms deal with Euro comic publisher

LONDON — Producer Pierre Spengler has confirmed that “Luchadores 5,” to be directed Michael Olmos, will be the first movie to emerge from his 12-pic deal with European comicbook publisher Humanoids.

Project, scripted by Adrian A. Cruz, is based on the comicbook series “Lucha Libre,” written by Belgian author Jerry Frissen and drawn by French artists Bill and Gobi.

Set in East Los Angeles, it’s a comedy about five Latino wrestlers who form a masked vigilante group to clean up their neighborhood.

Spengler is best known as the producer of the original “Superman” films. His producing partner on “Luchadores” is Alexander Giger.

Olmos previously directed “Splinter,” also scripted by Cruz, which was released last month in the U.S.

“Luchadores 5″ is being prepped to shoot in early 2008.

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