Michelle MacLaren (“Breaking Bad,” “Game of Thrones”) has been set to direct the comic adaptation “Cowboy Ninja Viking” at Universal Pictures. MacLaren reportedly beat out Jennifer Yuh Nelson (“Kung Fu Panda”) and Rick Famuyiwa (“Dope’) for the job.
The story involves a counter-intelligence unit that uses multiple personality disorder patients to create agents known as Triplets, referring to the three personalities the killers have.
When the agents become rogue hired guns, the deadliest Triplet of all – the Cowboy Ninja Viking (Pratt) – is called in to take down his own brethren.
The project has been prioritised and will go into production this year for a June 28th 2019 release. Craig Mazin (“The Hangover II”) wrote the most recent draft of the screenplay, taking over from “Zombieland” scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.
Pratt, Mark Gordon and Michael De Luca will produce. McLaren was originally set to direct “Wonder Woman” but left that project over creative differences.
Source: Heat Vision