I consider myself a well rounded comic-book aficionado. I have a relatively good grasp of what new series are currently out in my local comic shop. I’ve heard of everything. So clearly there is a conspiracy against me when I tell you that I have never heard of AJ Lieberman‘s (Batman: Hush Returns, and Proof) COWBOY NINJA VIKING. Umm…. WHAT? How does a title like COWBOY NINJA VIKING elude my nerd radar? While I try to solve the mystery on who would keep such a bad-ass comic away from nerdy fingertips I should get to today’s main announcement.
Deadline reports that after a pitch from Zombieland screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, the comic series has been picked up by Disney for a big screen adaptation, with Wernick and Reese attached to write.
CNV is the birth child of Doctor Sebastian Ghislain, a psychotherapist who recruits Multiple Personality Disorder patients to create a unit of counter-intelligence agents called the 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.
As I’ve mentioned I’ve never even heard of the comic-book series let alone read it. I have no idea how good it is or how good of a comic-book film it could make. But, a schizophrenic hero with personalities of a cowboy, ninja and a Viking who, apparently all have dialogue with each other? I’ll be the first one in line.
What do y’all think about this comic book being adapted into a film?