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Worthington, Radical unveil ‘Patriots’

Actors, indie comic publisher team on new title

Sam Worthington is amping up his partnership with Radical Studios, unveiling the apocalyptic “Patriots” as an original title from his fledgling Full Clips Prods.

“Patriots,” created by Worthington and Full Clip partner John Schwarz and Morgan O’Neill, centers on the concept of “If you had to sacrifice one continent to save the other six, would you do it?” It’s the second comic that will be produced under Full Clip’s imprint deal with Radical — which allows Full Clip to develop intellectual property and can lead to Worthington and John Schwarz starring in feature versions of select projects.

Worthingtion discussed the project Friday at an informal news conference at Radical’s offices. The first project in development is the recently announced “Damaged,” which revolves around two brothers committed to justice in different ways — one inside the law, one violently beyond it.

Worthington noted Friday that he’s known John Schwarz and brother Michael Schwarz for 15 years and expressed confidence in his ability to track the intricacies of publishing while still working as an actor. “It’s not that hard for me to tell them that something sucks,” he added.

The brothers are producing “Damaged” alongside Radical topper Barry Levine. Worthington is exec producing with Radical’s Jesse Berger. The comicbook company is also adapting “Last Days of American Crime,” with Worthington attached to topline and produce,

Levine said Friday he’s planning on making mutliple announcements at Comic-Con. He expressed confidence in Radical’s development slate, touting an adaptation of “Hercules: The Thracian Wars” at Spyglass; an adaptation of its soon-to-debut graphic novel “Legends,” produced by Imagine Entertainment; and “Oblivion” with Joe Kosinski attached to direct.

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