Legendary Entertainment has acquired worldwide film rights to Donny Cates’s acclaimed 2017 Image Comics graphic novel “God Country”.
The story follows Emmett Quinlan, an elderly widower rattled by dementia and prone to violent outbursts. When a tornado levels his home — as well as the surrounding West Texas town — a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage.
An enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body. He’s now the only man who can face the otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State.
Cates is set to adapt the screenplay as well. Lee and Jon Kramer will produce.