Valiant Entertainment, the independent comic publisher behind Harbinger, Bloodshot and X-O Manowar, continues its strategic move towards film production. Fans can expect the comic franchise to bring action-comedy comic book Archer & Armstrong to a live-action movie adaptation. A writer and director have also been attached to the project.
Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer is on board to direct, according to sources close to the project. Terry Rossio, known for his work on Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise and Legendary’s MonsterVerse is attached as a writer.
Joining Fleischer as producers on the project are Jason Brown, The Mummy’s Sean Daniel and Valiant CEO and CCO Dinesh Shamdasani.
Archer & Armstrong first appeared in a series of the same name in 1992, created by former Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter, Wolverine: Weapon X writer/artist Barry Windsor-Smith and fan-favorite creator Bob Layton. The series centers around the unlikely friendship between Armstrong, an immortal warrior who has become a drunken self-styled philosopher throughout the centuries, and Archer, a teenage prodigy who has been trained since childhood to murder him.
This news follows the recent announcement of Valiant bringing another comedy-centric comic franchise to TV – Quantum And Woody.
More news as things develop.