Back in August of last year we reported on a great new comic book series called Cowboy Ninja Viking. It was only a matter of time before this awesome comic got the big screen adaptation. Disney recently picked up a feature film pitch with Zombieland screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese attached to write the script.
Cowboy Ninja Viking is a seriously fun comic book series that involves a schizophrenic hero.
Cowboy Ninja Viking is the birth child of Doctor Sebastian Ghislain, a psychotherapist who recruits Multiple Personality Disorder patients to create a unit of counter-intelligence agents called the Triplets. But what happens when those guys become out of control assassins? That’s when the deadliest Triplet of them all, COWBOY NINJA VIKING, is called in to take down his own brethren.
The comic series comes from AJ Lieberman, writer of Batman: Hush Returns, and Proof artist Riley Rossmo. Image Vice-President Jim Valentino previously had this to say about the comic:
COWBOY NINJA VIKING is everything I look for in a series to bring to Image. There is absolutely nothing else on the stands that looks or reads remotely like COWBOY NINJA VIKING, especially given its Golden Age dimensions and format. I certainly can’t think of any other titles featuring schizophrenic heroes combating evil with no less than three personalities.
I think most comic book Superheroes have some sort of mental issue, but this is definitely an original take. I was hoping this story would get a big screen treatment, and now here it is!
Wernick & Rheese most recently wrote the scripts for Deadpool and Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens.
What do you think about this comic book being adapted into a film?