The movie business can be fickle, especially when you’re dealing with a movie that a studio hopes can launch a new franchise. Cowboy Ninja Viking, a comic book adaptation starring Chris Pratt as an assassin who channels three deadly personas, was supposed to enter production next month. But Universal has pulled the film from its schedule and delayed it indefinitely.
Read More »
Chris Pratt may be the star of two of the biggest franchises today, but his pet project Cowboy Ninja Viking just can’t seem to get off the ground. But the comic book adaptation has been steadily galloping (Sneaking? Sailing?) toward the big screen, with Michelle MacLaren announced as the director earlier this year. Now, two new writers have joined the team to tackle the script of this long-gestating movie.
Read More »
The comic book adaptation Cowboy Ninja Viking was announced back in 2014, but the project has stalled out for a while. Now, the Chris Pratt film has finally found its director: television veteran Michelle MacLaren. This, along with the upcoming Nightingale, will be the acclaimed TV director’s first official foray into feature filmmaking. More on the Cowboy Ninja Viking director below.
Read More »
Cowboy Ninja Viking doesn’t have a director that we know of, but comic book adaptation has a release date. In June of 2019, Chris Pratt will be part-Cowboy, part-Ninja, and part-Viking, playing a powerful assassin with the skills of all three warriors. He’s not the only “triplet” in the world, though, or at least that’s the case in A.J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo‘s graphic novel.
Below, find out the Cowboy Ninja Viking release date.
Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
For almost three years now, Chris Pratt has been attached to star in Cowboy Ninja Viking. Pratt is still set to play Duncan, a hero with the personalities and powers of a Cowboy, Ninja, and Viking, given to him by a bizarre government experiment. According to Pratt, the Cowboy Ninja Viking movie, based on A.J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo‘s graphic novel, is still in active development.
Below, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star provides an update on Universal’s Cowboy Ninja Viking movie.
Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 by Angie Han
The filmmakers behind one of 2014’s best action films could be teaming up with one of 2014’s best action stars. John Wick helmers David Leitch and Chad Stahelski are being eyed to direct Cowboy Ninja Viking, a comic book adaptation to star Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Chris Pratt.
More on the potential Cowboy Ninja Viking directors after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 by Angie Han
Thought the Guardians of the Galaxy were an odd bunch? Chris Pratt‘s next comic book adaptation could be even weirder. He’s reportedly attached to lead Universal’s Cowboy Ninja Viking, about an assassin whose multiple personality disorder gives him the attributes of three warrior archetypes: the cowboy, the ninja, and the viking.
Hit the jump for more on the possible Chris Pratt Cowboy Ninja Viking casting.
UPDATE: Pratt confirmed he’s in the movie on Twitter:
Read More »
In the months between its first planned release date and now, G.I. Joe: Retaliation has been surrounded by a ton of questions. What was the fate of Channing Tatum‘s character, Duke? Was the film delayed for reasons other than a 3D conversion? How would director Jon M. Chu handle his first massive, effects-filled blockbuster? Most of those questions get answered the second you sit down to see the movie. For the rest, we turned to the guys who had all the ideas first: writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
Reese and Wernick, best known for Zombieland and definitely not pictured above, first pitched Paramount their take on a G.I. Joe sequel several years ago and have since had to rewrite the film to feature multiple different main characters and incorporate whole new storylines. We talked all about that, as well as what it’s like to jump into an existing franchise, that amazing mountain ninja scene, how Michael Bay changed the movie as well as Destro’s fate. Plus, we talked Deadpool, Zombieland, Cowboy Ninja Viking, and Micronauts which they’re developing with J.J. Abrams.
It’s a revealing interview, which you can read below. Read More »
You might recall, from a year and a half back, that Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wenick were hired to script a film for Disney called Cowboy Ninja Viking. The project was based on the Image Comics work by AJ Lieberman and Riley Rossmo, and features warriors boasting multiple personalities, the better to be prepared to take on a variety of tasks.
As it turns out, the Reese and Wernick script wasn’t quite family-friendly enough for Disney, which cut the project loose. But Cowboy Ninja Viking has found a new home at Universal, and Marc Forster could end up making it his follow-up to World War Z. Read More »
We must soon hit some critical mass when it comes to genre mash-ups and goofy nods to classic ideas. Cowboys & Aliens will be an interesting experiment when it arrives in theaters next summer. The title makes the film sound absurd, but from what I’ve seen (a good amount) it looks as if Jon Favreau and his cast and crew have assembled a film that has the potential to go above and beyond a silly “hey, what if cowboys fought aliens?” pitch. But that’s because a post-Iron Man Jon Favreau was able to get a solid script and a wonderful cast. Looks like the exception, not the rule.
So what of Cowboy Ninja Viking? Disney has just put that film into development by hiring Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to write a script based on the Image Comics graphic novel created by AJ Lieberman and Riley Rossmo. More details on that, as well as what Rhett Reese has to say about Zombieland 2 and Deadpool, after the break. Read More »