Looks like I now have not one but two comics-to-movies in development at Warner Bros. If only they were creator-owned...
Guy Ritchie plans to direct a film version of his Virgin Comics series "The Gamekeeper" at Warner Bros., with Joel Silver set to produce.
Deal marks the first original Virgin Comics property to move into development as a feature.
Project revolves around the reclusive caretaker of a Scottish estate with infinite knowledge of the behaviors of all animal species. When the alleged killer of his son surfaces, the caretaker finds that Europe's urban jungle is not so unlike that of the natural landscape to which he's accustomed.
Concept was created by Ritchie, but Andy Diggle handles the writing duties.
"After reading Guy's comics, we knew instantly that the action-packed story and complex characters would resonate with film audiences," said Warner Bros. production prexy Jeff Robinov.
More in the link.
Meanwhile our first GAMEKEEPER graphic novel collection is due out in October.