Well, that was unexpected. Cowboy Ninja Viking, the planned Chris Pratt-starring action movie, has been removed from Universal Pictures’ release schedule one month before the film was to begin production. More on the story here below.
We’ve been hearing about a movie adaptation of the comic Cowboy Ninja Viking for quite a while now, but nothing has come of it yet. The movie is still in the works, currently set up at Universal, and now comes word that a director has been chosen for the project.
According to reports, Universal has hired Game of Thrones director Michelle MacLaren to helm the film, which has Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt attached.
A very interesting new movie project is now in the making, and if it ends up as fun as it sounds, we could be in for a treat.
It’s being reported that the writing duo behind Zombieland, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, are now working on an adaptation of the graphic novel Cowboy Ninja Viking. The graphic novel began as a mini-series, but due to an undeniable wave of positive feedback, evolved into a full ongoing series.
Cowboy Ninja Viking revolves around Dr. Sebastian Ghislain, a psychotherapist who initiates a program in which he locates people who suffer from Multiple Personality Disorder, and trains them as a counter-intelligence unit of agents known as Triplets, who possess the abilities of three very different warriors. As is the case with anyone who tries to create a stable of super soldiers, things take a turn for the worst and many of the agents become assassins, impossible to control. This is where the deadliest of all of the Triplets comes into play, as Cowboy Ninja Viking rises up to take out his fellow agents before things go too far.