Busy screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick will be adapting Cowboy Ninja Viking for Disney, Deadline reports.
Based on the graphic novel by AJ Lieberman and Riley Rossmo, Cowboy Ninja Viking is a Cowboys & Aliens–style mash-up about an assassin (the titular cowboy/ninja/viking) called on by his creator to take down his colleagues, called “Triplets,” all of them the product of multiple personality tampering. Judging from the premise, this is right up Reese & Wernick‘s proverbial alley.
After several false starts in TV, Rheese and Wernick rocketed up the A-list with the horror-comedy Zombieland. They have apparently turned in their script for Deadpool, based on the Marvel vigilante/superhero last seen portrayed by Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. They are also working on a sequel to G.I. Joe and Rhett Reese recently released his novel, Anxiety, which you can preview here.
Does Cowboy Ninja Viking sound as much fun as Zombieland?