The big-screen adaptation of the graphic novel Cowboy Ninja Viking
, which has Chris Pratt
cast in the lead role, has found a director in Michelle MacLaren
, so reports Variety. MacLaren, a seasoned television director with credits including Breaking Bad
, Game Of Thrones
and this year’s The Deuce
, will helm the project, which already has a release date set for next summer.
The graphic novel was created by A.J. Lieberman and illustrator Riley Rossmo
, the latest rewrite of the movie screenplay by Craig Mazin
. The original draft was written by Zombieland
writers Paul Wernick
and Everett David Reese.
Here’s a bit more about the source material:
It started with Dr. Sebastian Ghislain: rogue psychotherapist/covert op/DJ. Tasked with creating a counter-intelligence unit, he turned to those long thought useless to society…patients with Multiple Personality Disorder. These agents became known simply as Triplets. Misguided? Yeah. Impractical? Sure.