Way back at Comic Con 2010, we learnt that Paramount Pictures acquired the film rights to Last Man Standing: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter. Published in Kevin Eastman‘s current incarnation of the magazine Heavy Metal it is the time honored tale  (according to the trade) that’s “set 600 years in the future, follows an invincible soldier created to help Earth win a war against Mars. After becoming a celebrity hero, he’s framed for a heinous crime by a terrorist organization. After a nine-year prison sentence, he escapes and sets out to even the score.”

Basically it’s the sci-fi action movie we’ve seen multiple times. The good news is, this one might be in good hands. Variety is reporting that David Leslie Johnson (Orphan, Red Riding Hood, The Walking Dead, Wrath of the Titans) is on tap to write the screen play.

“a character bible and prologue book that introduces you to Gabriel, the hero of our story, as he personally unravels to his audience the intricacies of his world, set in a time-transcending and parallel universe that is inhabited by a roster of colorful and deadly characters. Join Gabriel in his quest for revenge and the journey he will embark on by traveling through more than 200 pages of history, character art, bios, and other forms of pleasure and pain.”

Personally I have not read the story, but I have heard a great deal of good things about it. With word that Scott Aversano producing along with the book’s creator, Daniel LuVisi, It must be in good hands, right? Peter Levin, Russell Binder and Stephan Lokotsch will executive produce.

File this under one to watch.

You can check out more at the books official website and a handy little (or rather large) infographic/preview after the jump

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