'Zombieland' Writers to Adapt Comic Book 'Cowboy Ninja Viking'
by Alex Billington
November 6, 2010
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!
The comic is actually alright, I've read a few issues of it. I'd probably say the artwork is better than the story to be honest and there quite a lot of stuff that wouldn't usually be in a film that wasn't rated R in there. just for the title alone it'll be funny.
Crapola on Nov 6, 2010
the title just spells epic all over it
Jericho on Nov 6, 2010
but @crapola the film just like the comic is going to be Rated R. and i agree about the title be funny and cool.
don on Nov 7, 2010
back in march paramount pictures and michael bay’s production company platinum dunes picked up writer Nick Spencer and illustrator Ronald Salas comic book series Existence 2.0 and it’s sequel Existence 3.0 to be made into a movie and no one had a issue about so why is everyone having a issue with this comic being made into a movie by disney’s dreamworks pictures under the touchstone pictures banner.
CJ on Nov 7, 2010
Now all they need is Chuck Norris to star and this will be the ass-kicking-est movie of the week!
The Credenza Kid on Nov 8, 2010
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