Nunnari, White giving life to 'Ronin'

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On the eve of today's Berlin premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel "300," Gianni Nunnari, one of the film's producers, began putting together the next Miller adaptation.

Sylvain White, hot off the hit "Stomp the Yard," has come aboard to develop with an eye to direct "Ronin," a big-screen, live-action adaptation of the Miller miniseries.

 Nunnari and his Hollywood Gang shingle have a script by Peter Aperlo, which White will polish before shopping the project around town.

Miller, the comic book auteur, has developed a Hollywood following, with such titles as "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" and "Sin City," which Robert Rodriguez adapted into a 2005 film. Miller created "Ronin," published by DC Comics, after his acclaimed run on the Marvel Comics series "Daredevil" in the early '80s.

The story centers on a ronin who is reincarnated in a dystopic near-future New York populated by squatters, factions and mutants. The ronin must try to destroy a demon with a mystic sword, which also is to be found in New York.

White, repped by WMA, directed the direct-to-DVD horror movie "I'll Always Know What You Did Last Summer" before helming "Yard." That surprise hit, which cost $14 million to make, has grossed about $60 million to date.
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