Disney Developing "Delilah Dirk And The Turkish Lieutenant" Live-Action Movie

Disney has acquired the feature film rights for an adaptation of Tony Cliff's acclaimed "Delilah Dirk And The Turkish Lieutenant" graphic novel.

According to Deadline, Disney's live-action adaptation is still seeking writers. Roy Lee, Mark Mower and Justin Giritlian are producing the upcoming film.

"Delilah Dirk And The Turkish Lieutenant" has received positive attention from mainstream literary outlets -- having been included on the New York Times Bestseller list in 2013 -- in addition to earning Eisner, Shuster and Harvey nominations for Cliff.

Here's the product description for Cliff's "Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant" graphic novel (via Amazon):

Lovable ne'er-do-well Delilah Dirk is an adventurer for the 19th century. She has traveled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she's picked up on the way, Delilah's adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her newfound friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan's guards, leaves angry pirates in the dust, and fights her way through the countryside. For Delilah, one adventure leads to the next in this thrilling and funny installment in her exciting life.

No release date has been set for Disney's "Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant" film.

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