Been catching up on all the NYCC news and with traveling but this new film and comic book project has caught my attention to keep an eye on in the near future.
I’m already digging the cover art (I mean, I really like that cover), if that’s a good indication of what the inside art will be like, if the story is captivating, count me in on this new comic book.
Here’s a bit of the story line and plot for this new film and comic book project.
Synopsis: Girl With No Name
The birth of a gunslinger.
On the way to a new life on the frontier, a five year-old GIRL’s parents are murdered by highwaymen. Orphaned, The Girl is taken in by her mysterious UNCLE, an ex-Confederate turned bounty hunter — not a man who ever wanted to raise a child. But The Girl demands he take her in. She knows that he is the man who will make her parents’ killers pay. And they will pay in blood. Every day The Girl pushes her Uncle to go after the people who killed “ma and pa”.
At the age of 10, her Uncle finally teaches her to shoot. Like him, The Girl is a natural sharpshooter… a crackshot. She has more natural talent with a gun than anyone he has ever seen. It scares the Uncle to think what could become of her if she joined the “killin’ trade”.
As she grows the bond between them grows, and he begins to see her as his own daughterr. But just when The Uncle is about to hang up his gun for good, a band of outlaws murders him and burns their ranch, leaving the Girl, now 18, for dead in their burning house. But the Girl survives the fire and now, orphaned once again, has only one drive — vengeance. With no one willing to go after the outlaws, The Girl grabs her gun — taking justice into her own hands.
Here’s the full press release:
Acclaimed comic artists Tula Lotay and Dani Strips are bringing the Girl With No Name universe to life in a revolutionary comic book format, kicking off Legion M’s publishing arm
Today at New York Comic Con, Legion M and Co-Op Entertainment announced their partnership to develop a brand-new female-led action-western film, Girl With No Name. Girl With No Name is being produced by Co-Op Entertainment’s Laura Ivey and directed by Co-Op’s Tanya Wexler (Hysteria), with Legion M—the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company—serving as executive producer on its second original feature film. The screenplay was written by Alex Ranarivelo (Dirt, Ride).
Set in 1869 Wild West, the Girl With No Name universe and its mysterious, gunslinger heroine, The Girl, will come alive for the first time in a comic book published by Legion M. The comic book’s ground-breaking format—an oversized, heavy stock, 40-page book called A1Shot—was developed by Dave Elliott at AtomekART, who is also packaging the comic book for Legion M. The franchise’s female-led creative team extends to the comic, headed by world-renowned comic artist Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose) doing the Girl With No Name promotional poster and cover art, and comic artist Dani Strips (2000AD) creating the book’s interiors.
“We are thrilled to bring Girl With No Name to life – both as a feature film and in the pages of a revolutionary comic book led by a group of incredibly brilliant artists, and we’re proud to have the franchise star a strong female lead developed by a team of extremely talented women,” said Terri Lubaroff, Chief Operating Officer and head of content, Legion M. “Girl With No Name is particularly special for Legion M as the title represents our first foray into publishing, and we’re executive producing our second feature film with Co-Op Entertainment as an amazing partner.”
“Girl With No Name exceeds a passion project, it is an empowering narrative that needs to be told,” said Co-Op Entertainment co-founders Laura Ivey and Tanya Wexler. “We cannot wait to bring The Girl to the big screen, and we’re excited to be teaming with Legion M and its passionate fan-owners on this very special endeavor.”
Legion M and Co-Op Entertainment are actively pursuing investment and distribution partners for Girl With No Name. Pre-sales for the Girl With No Name comic book will be announced later this year, with a projected spring 2019 release date. Girl With No Name comic book details, including pre-order information, will be announced soon at LegionM.com/gwnn.
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