Scott Snyder, Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli's upcoming Image Comics series Undiscovered Country is already in the works as a film franchise.
According to ScreenDaily, New Republic Pictures picked up the rights to the series for seven figures, with the intention of developing it into a franchise. Snyder, Soule and Camuncoli will executive produce the project, while Snyder and Soule adapt the story as a screenplay.
“Undiscovered Country is a passion project for us, an epic journey across a vastly changed American landscape, and we’re elated that it’s found a perfect home in New Republic, a studio known for inspired, visionary and urgent films,” Snyder said.
“It’s a huge story with massive ideas – truly suited for the big screen, and we’ve found the perfect partners with the ambition and drive to get it there," Soule added.
“We see this as the start of a franchise,” New Republic founder Brian Oliver shared. “It’s got a little something for fans of The Walking Dead, it’s got a little something for fans of Mad Max. And we are thrilled to bring the first feature in this future world that Charles and Scott have created to the big screen.”
According to the series description,
In Undiscovered Country, readers will journey into an unknown region that was once the United States of America—a land that’s become shrouded in mystery and literally walled-off from the rest of the world for decades. A small expedition enters the former US in search of a cure to a humanity-ending pandemic. They travel inward and learn the secrets of what America has become; each member seeking their own form of truth in the undiscovered country.
The first issue of Scott Snyder, Charles Soule and Giuseppe Camuncoli's Undiscovered Country goes on sale Wednesday, November 6 from Image Comics.