After helming Avengers: Endgame and some of the most successful films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, directors Joe and Anthony Russo have announced their next comic book movie adaptation, Grimjack.
The directors made the announcement at Comic-Con International in San Diego, where they revealed that they were bringing the cult-classic independent comic to the big screen as producers. They also unveiled a potential logo for the film, which is almost identical to the comic's classic logo.
Created by John Ostrander and Tim Truman, Grimjack was one of the most prominent independent comics of the '80s. The comic's titular hero was John Gaunt, a cynical mercenary and assassin who operated out of Cynosure, a city where several dimensions converge.
In a vast world where magic and technology mixed unpredictably, Grimjack went on bizarre adventures and encountered everything from aliens, robots and mutants to vampires, corrupt politicians and mob bosses.
Many of these elements seem set to make an appearance in the film, as an official synopsis released by Collider reveals.
Grimjack is the story of mercenary and his crew who are forced to dig into their own pasts when Grimjack’s estranged teenage daughter comes to him looking for help. This will take them through the insane streets of Cynosure, a mysterious city where all parallel universes intersect. There, this unlikely team fights to save not just themselves, but all the planes of existence as we know it.
After starting out as a back-up strip in the First Comics series Starslayer, Grimjack's primary solo series ran from 1984 to 1991. Since Grimjack has been collected irregularly, and Ostrander and Truman have returned to the world of Grimjack in a few miniseries published by IDW Publishing.
While the Russos didn’t announce who might direct Grimjack, the Russos also revealed that they were developing a film based on Battle of the Planets that they might direct.
A potential release date for Grimjack has not been revealed.