Greg Rucka's Queen & Country comic book book series could be heading to the big screen soon.
The Wrap is reporting that Ridley Scott is currently in talks with Fox to direct and produce a film based on the comic. Scott will also product the project with Chernin Entertainment. An adaptation of the Eisner Award-winning comic has been in and out of development for several years now. The script has been drafted by the likes of John Rogers, Ryan Condel, Olivia Milch, and even Rucka himself.
Debuting in 2001, Queen & Country centers around a fictional British Secret Intelligence Service, and stars female operative Tara Chace. The original series ran for 32 issues, with additional Declassified miniseries being released as well. The series finished up its run at Oni Press in 2007, earning five additional Eisner nominations.
Rucka also expanded the franchise into other genres of fiction with the release of three prose novels. A Gentleman's Game was published in 2004, Private Wars in 2006, and The Last Run in 2010.
If the adaptation of Queen & Country were to come through, this would not be Rucka's first original work to make it onto the big screen. An adaptation of his 1998 series Whiteout was released by Warner Bros. in 2009.