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https://www.hollywood...97ede2ed4900b3d

Fox21, Platinum load 'Gunplay' for TV

Graphic novel adaptation centers on buffalo soldier

By Nellie Andreeva

Fox21 has partnered with Platinum Studios to develop a TV series based

on Platinum's graphic novel "Gunplay."

"Final Destination" writer-producer Glen Morgan is on board to adapt

the novel, created and written by Jorge Vega.

"Gunplay" centers on Abner Meeks, a buffalo soldier condemned to roam

the Old West with a hellish curse slung at his waist: a demonic

shooting iron that forces him to kill once a day or suffer soul-

searing pain.

" 'Gunplay' is one of those rare combinations of fantastically created

characters and wonderfully told narrative, which creates an inventive

canvas from which to play," Platinum Studios chairman and CEO Scott

Mitchell Rosenberg said.

Added Fox21 president Chris Carlisle, "It is a unique story of an

ordinary man who must live with an extraordinary curse."

The deal was brokered by former Universal Pictures executive Randy

Greenberg, CAA and the Rigberg Entertainment Group.

Platinum and Fox21 recently teamed to adapt another Platinum property,

the upcoming comic book series "Indestructible Man."

The film and TV division of Platinum Studios, whose library contains

more than 5,600 characters, also is developing the features "Cowboys &

Aliens," "Unique," "The Witchblade," "Atlantis Rising," "The Weapon"

and "Mal Chance."

Morgan's TV series credits include "The X-Files" and "Millennium."

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Hi Libby,

That's great news and thank you so much for bringing that to our attention. If all goes well there are a number of television shows in development from the Ten Thirteen alumni and I'm really looking forward to them. I really hope this isn't a repeat of the past: a great show shunted round the schedules, poorly promoted and hardly supported before being axed just as it has found its feet. Unless you are producing a procedural these days it seems almost impossible to make it past the second season (if you're lucky enough to get there). Good luck Glen - show them what you're made of!

Eth

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You can find out a little more about the comic from here. I tried to access the comic's official website but it appears to be down but I did manage to find a trailer for the comic at Youtube. Looks very exciting if you ask me.

Eth

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Guest WaveCrest

Wow! :blink: The colouring, drawing and animation is as impressive as that for Godkiller, and it really brings what is on the comic book page, to the screen very well. Loved the music by Priest in the video, and the way the setting was introduced reminded me of Clint Eastwood westerns and the upcoming video game Red Dead Redemption. Impressive.

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Hi guys,

For what's worth, when news of Glen's involvement with this project broke, I wrote to Kristen Cloke to congratulate her husband on the news and to say how much we were looking forward to future developments. She didn't confirm, or deny, the news about Gunplay but she did mention that Glen was working on something so awesome it could end up being too awesome for television.

I don't know it that means a potential film project is in the works or whether the idea is simply so ambitious it might not be doable but it seems there's a lot going off in Glen Morgan land and I couldn't be happier.

Eth

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Guest WaveCrest

I did a search on Amazon UK yesterday for Gunplay the comic book, but had no luck finding anything.

If it wasn't going to be turned into an animated film a mini-series would be just as good.

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Blackoil: I don't know why M&W split, but I can only guess that from a few interviews about their last involvement with Fox/1013 they were splitting writing and directing duties, and that might be reason why they've gone their separate ways.

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