Universals film adaptation of the graphic novel Cowboy Ninja Viking is going back into development, Deadline has confirmed. Were hearing the property is an important one for the studio, and they want to make sure they have their ducks in a row.
The pic had been set for a June 28, 2019 release date. That is now unset.
All attachments remain for the film, were told. Chris Pratt and Priyanka Chopra were set to star, with Game of Thrones and Westworld director Michelle MacLaren helming the story about a new type of assassin who manifests the toughest skills of three different personas — that of cowboy, ninja and viking.
Craig Mazin wrote an earlier draft of the screenplay with an original draft by Paul Wernick and Everett David Reese.
The Image Comics graphic novel is by AJ Lieberman and illustrator Riley Rossmo.