Ghost Projekt

by Brett White

Deadline has reported that "Ghost Projekt," a limited series published by Oni Press in 2010, has just been snatched up by NBC for development. The news comes just a few months after NBC passed on a pilot produced for Oni Press' runaway hit comic "The Sixth Gun"

The 5-issue series was written by Joe Harris with art by Steve Rolston and Dean Trippe. This makes the second Oni Press-published, Rolston-illustrated series to get Hollywood attention following Fox's interest in "Queen and Country."

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Ellen Page

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After years in development, "Queen and Country" appears to be on the right track towards a big screen adaptation. Just yesterday Variety revealed that actress Ellen Page (of Kitty Pryde and "Inception" fame) is in talks to bring the Oni Press heroine to life. MTV Geek caught up with "Queen and Country" creator and writer Greg Rucka to get his take on the casting, which he found out along with the entire internet yesterday afternoon.

"It's great news," Rucka told MTV Geek. "She's an absolutely tremendous actress... [producers] Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping, I have incredible faith in them." While Rucka was caught unaware with the Page announcement, he's apparently read the new script by John Rogers.

"To this day, it's one of the best scripts I've ever read--ever." For the rest of Rucka's thoughts—including what Ellen Page will physically bring to the role of Tara Chace—head on over to MTV Geek!

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Ellen Page

by Brett White

Ellen Page is dipping her toes into a second comic book franchise—and this time it will be as the lead. Variety has reported that the actress currently playing Kitty Pryde in Fox's X-Men film franchise is in negotiations to headline the adaptation of Greg Rucka's spy-series "Queen and Country," originally published by Oni Press.

The film focuses on Tara Chace, an agent for England's Special Operations Section of the SIS, as she tries to stop a terrorist plot. The film is being eyed for a potential franchise, possibly in the vein of the "Bourne" series. Variety also reports that giving Page a franchise has been in the works for a long time, after working with the actress on a number of different projects.

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The Sixth Gun

by Brett White

It's a story that's become all too familiar. First a network options a comic book property, then they make a pilot, we all get our hopes up, and then the network passes on the pilot, crushing dreams in the process. And now "The Sixth Gun" has joined the ranks of "A.K.A. Jessica Jones," "Punisher," "Locke & Key," "Wonder Woman," "Amazon" and "Chew" as another abandoned comic book TV show. When you see that list and consider what might have been, it just gets really... depressing.

Oni Press' "The Sixth Gun" by Cullen Bunn, Brian Hurtt and Bill Crabtree has become a cult favorite and critical darling over the past few years, and its premise seems tailor made for a television series. And with NBC so down on its luck, a quirky show like "The Sixth Gun" with a built-in fanbase could have been just what the network needed. The series got a pilot order back in January, and then cast Laura Ramsey, Michiel Huisman and Elena Satine amongst others. This move comes as a bit of a shock considering how well comics-on-tv are doing right now, thanks to "The Walking Dead" and "Arrow."

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Justice League 019

by Brett White

Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.

Of particular note this week: get in on the ground floor of Jonathan Hickman's "Avengers" run with the "Avengers World" hardcover, check out the continuing adventures of Clark Kent with the first "Smallville: Season 11" paperback, and catch up with last week's Hero of the Week in "Captain America" #6.

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by Brett White

"The Sixth Gun" pilot has found its widow Missy Hume in Elena Satine. The role marks Satine's first lead role in a TV series, after guest spots on "NCIS" and "Smallville," where the actress played Aquaman's wife Mera. Satine will star alongside Michiel Huisman and Laura Ramsey in the NBC pilot.

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Sixth Gun

By Brett White

"Treme" actor Michiel Huisman is making the jump from HBO to the major networks as the male lead of NBC's "The Sixth Gun." Huisman will star opposite Laura Ramsey in the Carlton Cuse-produced pilot, which adapts the acclaimed Oni Press comic book series of the same name.

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Sixth Gun

"The Sixth Gun" is arming up. Carlton Cuse of "Lost" fame is executive producing the NBC adaptation of the Oni Press comic book, and he's assembling quite the cast.

Deadline reports that Laura Ramsey has landed the lead role of Becky Montcrief in the upcoming supernatural Western pilot. "The Sixth Gun" takes place in the Old West and centers on six mystical guns with deadly powers; the sixth of these weapons is the deadliest of them all, and it falls into the hands of innocent Becky, kick-starting a series of dangerous events and putting her on the path of evil men long thought dead.

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Sixth Gun

Carlton Cuse is kicking off the new year with some exciting news. NBC has ordered its new 2013 pilots, and his "The Sixth Gun" series is one of them.

The adaptation of Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt's Oni Press comic is being executive produced by Cuse and screenwriter Ryan Condal, and their partnership has had us excited ever since it was announced. The series follows the adventures of gunslinger Drake Sinclair and his mythical firearm. It sounds like just the type of series NBC would take a risk on, and hopefully it ends up being as great as the premise sounds.

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The Sixth Gun

"The Walking Dead" returns this Sunday (October 14), and "Arrow" already enjoyed a hugely successful series premiere earlier this week. Is now the time of the comic book television revolution? Two just-announced projects are certainly hoping so!

Deadline reports that "The Sixth Gun," the Oni Press graphic novel from Cullen Bunn and Brian Hurtt about mysterious gunslinger Drake Sinclair and his mythical firearm, is heading to television courtesy of "Lost" co-showrunner Carlton Cuse. The project is being produced by Universal TV, with no home network announced just yet.

It's the second comic book project that Cuse has attached his name to in recent weeks; he'll also serve as showrunner on "The Strain" for FX, based on the comics and novel series from Guillermo del Toro.

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Cover Artist

Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.
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