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Valiant Entertainment, the independent comic publisher behind Harbinger, Bloodshot and X-O Manowar, is continuing its move into movie production. Heat Vision has learned that the big screen version of action-comedy comic book Archer & Armstrong has found its writer and director.
The adaptation is quickly moving forward with Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer on board to direct, according to sources close to the project. Terry Rossio is attached as a writer. Rossio is known for work on the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and was recently named the leader of Legendary’s MonsterVerse writers room. Joining Fleischer as producers on the project are Jason Brown, The Mummy‘s Sean Daniel and Valiant CEO and CCO Dinesh Shamdasani.
The project is being developed in-house before being shopped to studios.
News of Rossio and Fleischer’s involvement in the project, which is separate from the five-picture deal Valiant has with Sony, follows the announcement of Dave Wilson — creative partner of Deadpool director Tim Miller — as director of the company’s Bloodshot at Sony, working from a screenplay by Arrival‘s Eric Heisserer.
Additionally, Valiant is developing another buddy comedy project, Quantum & Woody, for television with Joe and Anthony Russo as executive producers. (Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari, currently working on Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, will script the pilot.)
Rossio is represented by WME, with Fleischer represented by CAA.
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