'Zombieland' Writers to Adapt Comic Book 'Cowboy Ninja Viking'
The American cowboy, the ninja, and the Viking form a triumvirate of toughness seldom equaled. Deadline is reporting that writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick, most known for Zombieland, have been set as the writers behind a new adaptation of the comic book Cowboy Ninja Viking. Disney, of all places, acquired the pitch for a feature with the writers on-board. The basis is a comic book by AJ Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo, published last year by Image Comics. One might say this is could be a nice compliment to Cowboys & Aliens, the Jon Favreau adaptation due out next summer. However, they have completely different stories.
Cowboy Ninja Viking, seen above, is the creation of Dr. Sebastian Ghislain, a psychotherapist who recruits Multiple Personality Disorder patients to produce a unit of counter-intelligence agents called Triplets. But what happens when those guys become out of control assassins? That's when the deadliest Triplet of them all - Cowboy Ninja Viking - is called in to take down his own brethren. This sounds so freakin' awesome, I've got to say. I just ordered a copy of the comic, because it just seems like a great concept anyway. I love all the covert art - check this out, too! The adaptation is still in the very early stages, as they're still looking for a director to get attached as well. Either way, we'll keep you updated on it as it develops. Check out the comic!