“Marksmen” Comic Is A Target For Big Screen
Marksmen, a post apocalyptic comic series, is gearing up for its jump to the big screen.
Production company Benderspink and Benroya Pictures will be responsible for steering the property from the comic book page and into movie theatres.
New San Diego is the last stronghold of peace and prosperity after America is racked by a massive civil war over oil resources. As a result, the titular militant guards are responsible for protecting the city.
Heading up the Marksmen, in defending the area against an invading force from the lone star state, is elite commander Drake McCoy. Seems that the invaders want New San Diego’s technology and energy.
Benderspink optioned the rights from Benaroya Films’ publishing division, which released the comic in 2011. Michael Benaroya, David Baxter and Dave Elliott created the comic, while Javier Aranda provided the artwork.
Speaking to Deadline, Benaroya said the comic sets up a classic scenario of a small elite force defending their home against a larger and less skilled army.
“It’s a great scenario set in a fresh environment. We think it has tremendous potential.”
Other projects in development at Benroya include Cell, an adaption of Stephen King’s novel of the same name, in which people are transformed into murderous zombies by signals in their cell phones.
Also on the cards is Cymbeline, set in 21st centuty America, revolving around a battle between a drug dealing biker gang and dirty cops. Milla Jovovich, Ed Harris and Ethan Hawke star.