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Will Nicolas Cage's stolen Superman comic make its way to the big screen?
In 2000, movie star and Internet meme Nicolas Cage was the victim of theft when his ultra-rare copy of 1938's Action Comics No. 1 -- the first appearance of Superman -- was stolen from his home.
Though it was eventually recovered in 2011 (and sold at auction for a record $2.1 million), details of the crime have never come to light, making it ideal for a fictionalized big screen re-telling. "Reno 911!" master minds Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, who also penned the "Night at the Museum" films, have written a script for Lionsgate to produce.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it will be a caper film in which a group of comic book geeks break into the Oscar winner's home and make off with the prized periodical. Although Cage is a character in the script, it's unknown if the actor will play himself in the film.
Cage, who was once set to play the Man of Steel for Tim Burton's abandoned big screen version, is a noted superhero fan, and has appeared in comic book adaptations "Kick-Ass" and the "Ghost Rider" films.