Its official geeks, the graphic novel big screen adaptation of AJ Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo’s “Cowboy Ninja Viking” will be led by Chris Pratt. Disney passed the buck on the project which was picked up by Universal. Hitching a riding on the wings of Marvel’s mega successful space epic, Pratt proved himself worthy of upcoming coveted roles. Disney may have potentially passed the buck on another epic adventure starring the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star. Pratt took to Twitter to confirm the good news himself.
“YES!” “But who is our director? That is the question. Who do u think it should be?”
He included the below picture:
The folks over at Collider shared some background information about the novel and possible options for Pratt’s character:
“The protagonist of the graphic novel, Duncan, is a result of a counter-intelligence program made up of Multiple Personality Disorder patients who are transformed into agents known as Triplets, so-called for their three different personalities (hence the title). Duncan subsequently escapes and uses his skills to track down the billionaire who masterminded the program. We’re told that per the latest draft of the script, the three different personalities (the Cowboy, the Ninja, and the Viking) physically manifest onscreen as three different people when Duncan switches personas, but to onlookers he still just looks like Duncan (ie. Pratt). It’s possible that the film could be executed this way, with three different actors playing the protagonist’s manifestations while Pratt plays Duncan, but obviously the script and/or vision may evolve once a director comes onboard.”
“Zombieland” writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese pen the script based on the graphic novel. As mentioned by Pratt, no helmer is attached as yet. This project will join our list of projects to look forward to.