Quantum Of Solace may have been widely derided, but director World War Z is hoping that the Brad Pitt zombie epic World War Z will turn him into a major genre director, and now it looks like he’s found his follow-up.
Deadline reports that Forster is teaming up with Universal Pictures to bring Cowboy Ninja Viking to the big screen. The film follows a secret government program to turn schizophrenics into assassins. The main character comes through the program with the skill sets of a cowboy, ninja and a viking. While most of the patients involved in the program are sent back to insane asylum after the program goes awry in Iraq, he escapes and uses his skills to track down the billionaire who masterminded the program.
The script, by AJ Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo from Image Comics, was original in the hands of Disney, but is was deemed too edgy for their family film mandate and so has now gone to Universal.