"Waverly" star Henrie joins "Weapon" adaptation

Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:11pm IST

Cast member David Henrie answers questions during the panel for the Disney Channel series ''Wizards of Waverly Place'' at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California July 14, 2007. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

Cast member David Henrie answers questions during the panel for the Disney Channel series ''Wizards of Waverly Place'' at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, California July 14, 2007.

Credit: Reuters/Phil McCarten

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - David Henrie of the Emmy-winning Disney Channel series "Wizards of Waverly Place" will pair with Platinum Studios to develop its comic book series, "The Weapon," into a feature film he'd star in.

"Weapon" follows martial arts enthusiast and inventor Tommy Zhou, who has developed a ground-breaking portable innovation that an evil order will stop at nothing to steal. Released in 2007, "Weapon" was created by Platinum chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.

"'The Weapon' is so awesome, and my Disney audience will enjoy the empowerment and action-filled journey my character experiences," Henrie said. "I'm a huge fan and student of MMA (mixed martial arts), and I hope to bring that to the character of Tommy."

Henrie most recently appeared in the Disney Channel's "Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie." He has had recurring roles on "How I Met Your Mother," "That's So Raven" and "The Pitts." "Wizards" won an Emmy on Saturday for outstanding children's program.

(Editing by DGoodman at Reuters)

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