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What’s happening with the “Cowboy Ninja Viking” movie, J.J. Abrams’ “Micronauts,” and Reese & Wernick’s “Epsilon”

March 31st, 2013 by Rick Marshall · No Comments ·

cowboy ninja vikingLast week was a busy one for me, with lots of interviews, reviews, and other articles popping up around the ‘net. The bulk of these assignments focused on “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” the sequel to “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” that hit theaters Friday.

Along with talking to “Retaliation” writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick about their work on that film and the currently in-limbo “Deadpool” movie, I also managed ot get some updates on a trio of other projects they’re working on — including two comic-book movies that I’m excited about. One of those projects is a movie based on Cowboy Ninja Viking, a series by A.J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo that follows a government agent whose multiple-personality disorder is put to good use when each of his personalities is trained with deadly skills.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“Cowboy Ninja Viking has a brilliantly written, funny, emotional, wacky character in Duncan and the multiple personalities that live inside his head,” said Wernick. “What we really tapped into was this idea that the cowboy and the ninja and the viking are all imaginary friends that live inside his head, and yet they’re his family, too. They’re his f**ked-up family that he’s been trying to push away. And over the course of the movie, Duncan’s journey is this journey of accepting who he is and embracing this dysfunctional family inside his head – much in the same way Zombieland was about a dysfunctional family.”

Reese and Wernick, who are also producers on the movie, hope that Forster will move on to Cowboy Ninja Viking after he’s finished with World War Z. If that does indeed happen, production could begin later this year.

You can read the rest of the article — including their update on the “Micronauts” movie they’re writing for J.J. Abrams — over at Movies.com.

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