“Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt is reportedly attached to topline the film adaptation of A.J. Lieberman’s graphic novel “Cowboy Ninja Viking” at Universal Pictures reports Collider.
The story revolves around an assassin with dissociative identity disorder who possess the skills of a cowboy, a ninja, and a Viking, and works for a secret government program. He escapes and uses his skills to track down the billionaire who masterminded the program.
Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese (“Zombieland”) penned an earlier adaptation of the material which Disney rejected for being “too edgy”. Universal picked it up out of turnaround and attached Marc Forster to direct. Forster is no longer attached and no new helmer is yet set.
The most recent script draft indicates that when the character switches personalities, he will physically manifest onscreen as three different people. To other characters in the film though, he still just looks like Pratt’s character. Mark Gordon is producing.