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Disney has acquired the film rights to Cowboy Ninja Viking, the Image Comics series by AJ Lieberman and Riley Rossmo, Variety reports. Zombieland screenwriters Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese will pen and produce the adaptation.
Debuting in October 2009, the comic centers on the title character, the child of a psychotherapist who recruits patients with multiple personality disorder to create a unit of counter-intelligence agents called the Triplets. When those agents become out-of-control assassins, the deadliest Triplet of them all, Cowboy Ninja Viking, is called in to take them down.
Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan) and Management 360 (Game of Thrones) will produce the movie through their MG/360 joint venture.