Tom Cruise and Sam Raimi are teaming up to develop an adaptation of the comic book Sleeper. The series was written by Ed Brubaker and ran from 2003 through 2005. As per THR, the comic book series centers on an operative whose fusion with an alien artifact makes him impervious to pain and allows him to pass it on to others through skin contact. He is placed undercover in a villainous organization by an intelligence agency and falls for a member of the group, named Miss Misery.
Cruise could star in the film, while Raimi will produce alongside Josh Donen.