Variety is reporting that Universal Pictures' may have found their Cowboy Ninja Viking comic book movie director. Wait, I mean directors.
They claim that Universal is in early talks with David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, the co-directors of Keanu Reeves' actioner John Wick, to helm a film adaptation of Riley Rossmo's graphic novel Cowboy Ninja Viking.
Guardians of the Galaxy actor Chris Pratt will star in the film, and Variety says Leitch and Stahelski met with Pratt and he gave them "his stamp of approval." Variety's inside source says "an offer has gone out" to them.
Pratt will play 'Duncan' the main protagonist. The story is about "a schizophrenic assassin ('Duncan') working for a secret government program who possess the skills of a cowboy, a ninja, and a Viking." How will they pull that off? Collider reported in November: "the three different personalities (the Cowboy, the Ninja, and the Viking) physically manifest onscreen as three different people when Duncan switches personalities, but to onlookers he still just looks like Duncan (ie. Pratt)."