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Platinum Developing The Weapon

Platinum Studios, the publisher behind Cowboys & Aliens, has announced it’s developing its 2007 miniseries The Weapon for the big screen. CEO Scott Rosenberg will serve as producer.

Written by Fred Van Lente and illustrated by Scott Koblish, The Weapon centers on martial-arts enthusiast Tommy Zhou, who discovers a way to create solid objects from light, and then creates a superhero persona to promote it. However, his inventions make him the target of an ancient cult that’s convinced Zhou has unlocked the mystical techniques of the Order of Wu-Shi — “the Way of the Weapon.”

“We believe The Weapon will be an attractive project for both international film financers and Hollywood producers,” Rosenberg said in a statement. “This property is one of those with enormous franchise potential.”


  • burke

    How many intellectual properties did Platinum steal, anyways?

  • RedThunder

    So how well did cowboys and aliens do again

  • sandwich eater

    Sounds intriguing.  I’d definitely watch this.  My question is why do the most obscure comics get picked up to be movies? 

  • Kolymar

    There’s potential there.

  • Kolymar

    Obscure comics movie rights are cheaper. The owners of said rights tend to be easier to deal with. There aren’t many fans complaining about the cast, the director, the budget, etc.