Zombieland Scribes to Write Adaptation of Cowboy Ninja Viking Comic Book
11.07.10 by BJSprecher
The screenwriting duo of Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick made a big splash with their debut collaboration, Zombieland, and their plates have been full ever since. They're currently working on
the script for Zombieland 2 and sitting on their second draft of Deadpool while waiting for Fox to find a director for the planned X-Men Origins: Wolverine spin-off movie. Now, Deadline has reported that Disney has purchased the rights to the Cowboy Ninja Viking (CNV) comic book series by A.J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo and hired Reese and Wernick to write the adaptation.
If you think CNV sounds similar to Cowboys and Aliens (C&A), an upcoming movie adaptation of the Platinum Studios comic book of the same name, think again. Whereas C&A is an action/adventure mashup of the Western and sci-fi genres, CNV is a psychological action thriller involving a clandestine program to turn psychotic metal patients into cold-blooded killers. Here's the official synopsis of the series published by Image Comics:
COWBOY NINJA VIKING is the creation of Doctor 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.
Wernick and Reese will also have a hand in producing CNV, working with Mark Gordon and Management 360.