Voltage Pictures has picked up international sales on Officer Downe as the graphic novel adaptation gets a new lease of life and moves into production next month.

As previously reported M Shawn Crahan of the band Slipknot will direct the action-thriller about a resurrected police officer who wages daily war in Los Angeles.

Living Out Loud Films is financing the project and CAA, who brokered the financing deal, represents US rights.

Crank director Mark Neveldine and producer Skip Williamson are producing with Joe Casey and Cole Payne.Casey co-created the graphic novel with Chris Burnham and adapted the screenplay.

“We’re very excited to dive back into badass muscular cinema akin to what we did in Crank,” said Neveldine and Williamson. “With Shawn steering the ship and the subversive insanity of the world Joe created we’ll have something unforgettable.”

Voltage’s EFM slate includes thriller Return To Sender starring Rosamund Pike, thriller Pay The Ghost with Nicolas Cage and the drone drama Good Kill starring Ethan Hawke.