Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cowboy Ninja Viking

Cover art from issue #1 of "Cowboy Ninja Viking"
Yes, Cowboy Ninja Viking really is a film that is currently being developed. No, you did not read that wrong.

And, yes, the plotline sounds just as weird as the title does.

I actually found this film last night during a role-playing session while waiting for the GM (or Game Master) to finish up something. It was so strange that I just had to blog about it this morning.

Cowboy Ninja Viking (why do I keep cracking up when I say that??) is a film adaption of a graphic novel written by A.J. Lieberman and illustrated by Riley Rossmo in 2009. The basic plotline is as follows (courtesy of Movie Insider): "The Cowboy Ninja Viking is the birth child of Doctor Sebastian Ghislain, a psychotherapist who recruits Multiple Personality Disorder patients to create a unit of counter-intelligence agenst called the Triplets. Problems arise when the Triplets become out of control assassins -- leading to the deadliest Triplet of them all, Cowboy Ninja Viking, being called in to take down his own brethren."

I don't know about you, but the synopsis sounds even worse than the title, in my opinion.

Walt Disney Pictures is distributing the film, and I'm not sure if that's good or not. MG/360, Management 360, and The Mark Gordon Company are all producing Cowboy. No cast or director have yet been hired, but we do know who the screenwriters are: Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, two guys who have co-written G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Zombieland, Earth vs. Moon, and the new X-Men Origins film Deadpool (which will be debuting in 2014 with Ryan Reynolds as the title character).

Cowboy Ninja Viking has been in the works since November 7, 2010, and no release date has yet been decided upon. I don't know if the movie will be available in 3D, but I would say that it's probably a good possibility.

Do you think that Cowboy Ninja Viking will be Good, Bad, or Ugly? Have you ever read the original graphic novel?

None of the libraries where I am have the original graphic novel, so I'll have to wait to read it, if I ever do.

 - Edessa, signing off


  1. This sounds like a terrible idea, there are so many other comics that should be adapted first. I think it will be bad and ugly.
    So has there been confirmation on the Deadpool movie yet? I have been hearing rumors for years. But I really do hope a movie is made because he is one of my favorite comic book characters and the "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" movie really screwed up the Deadpool character.


    1. Yes, "X-Men Origins: Deadpool" has been confirmed. It's currently in the Development Phase and will be released sometime in 2014. Tim Miller is directing ("Deadpool" will be his first feature film though he has two others, "Heavy Metal" and "Gravel" also in the works), and Ryan Reynolds has already been cast as Deadpool.
      And I totally agree. Deadpool is probably my favorite mercenary of all time, after Boba Fett, that is. =)

  2. Each new title depresses me more. First, Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Slayer, and now Cowboy Ninja Viking. Worse, DISNEY is doing it. I am starting to wonder where the world is going...*sigh*

  3. Buruk Fett (thoughts on the new name?)July 26, 2012 at 7:32 AM

    *coughcough* Jango is SO much better than Boba OR Deadpool. But Deadpool is indeed epic.

    This is going to be so ugly it's not even funny...just my two cents.


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