Scott Snyder and Charles Soule's "Undiscovered Country" gets optioned by New Republic Pictures as a potential film franchise
Sure, we can’t speak to the quality of Undiscovered Country just yet, but come on. Look at the creative team, look at the concept, look at the fact that it’s already been optioned as a potential film franchise before the first issue even hits stands.
Two months before the first issue even hits stands, no less.
That’s a pretty cool deal, so huge congrats to the team of Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, and company for the huge news. This is one of my most anticipated books of the year, and this development just further ramps up the anticipation factor. Check out the details below.
NEW REPUBLIC PICTURES ACQUIRES FORTHCOMING UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY FOR FRANCHISE DEVELOPMENT
Snyder & Soule are attached to adapt the screenplay & serve as executive producers alongside Camuncoli
PORTLAND, Ore. 09/13/2019 — The most anticipated comic book series launch of the year—Undiscovered Country by New York
Times bestselling writers Scott Snyder (Wytches, AD: After Death) and Charles Soule (Curse Words, The Oracle Year, Anyone) and acclaimed artist Giuseppe Camuncoli (The Amazing Spider-Man, Darth Vader, Hellblazer)—has been acquired by New Republic Pictures, after a competitive bidding situation, for potential franchise development.
According to ScreenDaily.com's exclusive scoop: "Snyder and Soule are attached to adapt the screenplay and serve as executive producers alongside Camuncoli. John Hilary Shepherd will oversee development for New Republic.
The project joins a New Republic development slate that includes The Creed Of Violence for Todd Field to write and direct; urban drama Green Rush produced with Will Packer; a remake of The Wild Geese based on a screenplay by William Monahan; and Zelda to star Jennifer Lawrence."
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.
Undiscovered Country #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on November 6.