Disney Pictures has acquired film rights to Tony Cliff’s graphic novel series “Delilah Dirk And The Turkish Lieutenant”.
The action adventure tale is set in the early 19th century and follows a female Indiana Jones-type who is trained in 47 sword-fighting techniques.
Escaping a Turkish prison, and in doing so befriending a mild-mannered officer named Selim who becomes her sidekick, she battles pirates and gets around on her flying boat while seeking adventures around the globe.
The plan is to develop a live-action film with producers Roy Lee, Mark Mower and Justin Giritkian. Writers are currently being sought.