Yeah female directors! Yeah Vancouver!
Canadian Michelle MacLaren will direct the next big comic adaption Cowboy Ninja Viking with Chris Pratt in Vancouver.
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She’s a big time TV director with a cinematic style and credits ranging from Game of Thrones, Westworld, The Walking Dead to The X-Files. And she grew up in Vancouver.
What’s Cowboy Ninja Viking about? Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy/Jurassic Park) is Duncan, a soldier who becomes a “Triplet” with the personalities of an American cowboy, Japanese Ninja and Scandinavian Viking inside his mind.
Naturally he’s the product of a secret government program for the war on terror. When the unit falls apart and the other Triplets go rogue, who else would you send out to find and stop them?
Based on a graphic novel by writer A.J. Lieberman and artist Riley Rossno, Cowboy Ninja Viking is being adapted by by Paul Wernick, Rett Reese and Craig Mazin, and is expected to start filming in Vancouver and Berlin in early June.
And be released in theatres the year after on June 28th, 2019.
Source: Production Weekly. Variety.