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COWBOY NINJA VIKING Movie Moves Forward

Schizophrenic assassins on the big screen? Sounds good.

COWBOY NINJA VIKING from Image Comics gave us something different. Written by A.J. Lieberman with art by Riley Rossmo, the series focused on a government agency recruiting patients with Multiple Personality Disorder and training them to be assassins. As members of the Triplets, each member had three different fighting styles. The main character, Duncan, obviously had the personalities of a cowboy, a ninja and a viking.

Yesterday Deadline announced that Universal Pictures as acquired the rights and has announced Marc Forster as the director. The script will be by Zombieland writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Originally Disney was interested by it was thought to be too edgy for them. As soon as Forster completes the Brad Pitt World War Z for Paramount, he will move to Cowboy Ninja Viking. The hope is to develop this into a franchise.

We got in touch with writer A.J. Lieberman to get this thoughts on this announcement.

I'm super excited and Marc is a great director and it's certainly the next (big) step in getting the book made into a movie.

We'll have to stay tuned to find out more.

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Edited by doublezeroduck

Holy hell! That's cool. I recently got both the trade paperbacks for a late Valentines Day gift. So far it's awesome.

Posted by satanmode

The dialog bubbles are amazing!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

well i have to say, i never saw that coming, hopefully they do it justice 

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

Now that's something you don't see every day! I'll have to pay attention to this, see how it pans out.

Posted by sora_thekey

I still have to read this series!!

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Posted by cattlebattle

This series was awesome....I'm sure Hollywood will mess it up somehow

Posted by frochez

Cool idea, but people need to learnt hat there is a difference between schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@cattlebattle said:
This series was awesome....I'm sure Hollywood will mess it up somehow
more than likely but I'm glad Image is getting more exposure in other mediums with Walking Dead program, The Darkness games and future movie, Moriarty stage show and now this.
Posted by cattlebattle
@spiderbat87 said:
@cattlebattle said:
This series was awesome....I'm sure Hollywood will mess it up somehow
more than likely but I'm glad Image is getting more exposure in other mediums with Walking Dead program, The Darkness games and future movie, Moriarty stage show and now this.
True!!! and I don't mean to be "that guy" and have a negative outlook, I usually enjoy most comic adapted films....I just have a funny feeling this one is a bit too complicated to adapt accurately
Posted by Baddamdog

It would be cool to see a movie but personally I don't care much for the title. I got the first tpb after all the reviews I heard (okay after all the praise G-Man gave it), and it bored me just a little bit :(

Although I have to admit the concept/art/speech bubbles are pretty cool.

Posted by Inverno

I am sorry...

This concept is so awesome and would eagerly wait for a movie adaptation, but after I witnessed the boring-fest Cowboys and Aliens (no offense to anyone who liked it), DO NOT WANT.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
@CaioTrubat said:

I am sorry...

This concept is so awesome and would eagerly wait for a movie adaptation, but after I witnessed the boring-fest Cowboys and Aliens (no offense to anyone who liked it), DO NOT WANT.

But that has nothing to do with this
Posted by Vortex13

@frochez said:

Cool idea, but people need to learnt hat there is a difference between schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder.

I was going to say the same thing. Everyone seems to make that mistake and it's starting to get on my nerves if I'm being honest.

Posted by The Impersonator

THREE YESSES!

Posted by NightFang

@The Impersonator said:

THREE YESSES!

Posted by The_Tree

I hope this turns out good, sounds awesome!

Posted by KidSupreme

I'll totally check this out.

Posted by Doctorchimp

Only if Sean Bean/Liam Neeson does the voice of the viking.

Ken Watanabe does the Ninja voice and Josh Brolin does the cowboy voice.