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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount is looking to take life itself to the next level with 'Existence 2.0.' Based on the comic of the same name by writer Nick Spencer and artist Ronald Salas, 'Existence 2.0' "centers on an amoral, self-absorbed physicist who finds his consciousness transferred into the body of the hitman who just killed him," a situation that gets worse when his daughter is the next target.

The project, which is being adapted by 'Smallville' and 'Shanghai Noon' honchos Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, comes courtesy of Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes imprint, which is responsible for such films as the upcoming horror reboot 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.' Also pitching in on the production end of things are David Alpert and Rick Jacobs, whose Circle of Confusion shingle is involved with adapting a number of comic book properties including 'Fire' from popular creator Brian Michael Bendis and 'The Walking Dead' for AMC. And you thought Xfinity was going to be an upgrade.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount is looking to take life itself to the next level with 'Existence 2.0.' Based on the comic of the same name by writer Nick Spencer and artist Ronald Salas, 'Existence 2.0' "centers on an amoral, self-absorbed physicist who finds his consciousness transferred into the body of the hitman who just killed him," a situation that gets worse when his daughter is the next target.

The project, which is being adapted by 'Smallville' and 'Shanghai Noon' honchos Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, comes courtesy of Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes imprint, which is responsible for such films as the upcoming horror reboot 'A Nightmare on Elm Street.' Also pitching in on the production end of things are David Alpert and Rick Jacobs, whose Circle of Confusion shingle is involved with adapting a number of comic book properties including 'Fire' from popular creator Brian Michael Bendis and 'The Walking Dead' for AMC.

The film represents the latest union in the long string of team-ups between comic books and film. Among the adaptations slated to hit theaters this year are some of the most highly anticipated releases of the summer, including 'Iron Man 2,' 'The Losers,' 'Jonah Hex' and 'Kick-Ass.' And with high-profile properties such as 'Thor,' 'Green Lantern' and Marvel's epic shared universe experiment 'Avengers' on the horizon, there seems to be no end in sight.

'Existence 2.0,' which was published by Image Comics as part of their Shadowline series of comics, ran for three issues last summer. No word yet on whether an 'Existence 3.0' is planned.