Fox21, Platinum load 'Gunplay' for TV

Graphic novel adaptation centers on buffalo soldier

Fox21 has partnered with Platinum Studios to develop a TV series based on Platinum's graphic novel "Gunplay."

"Final Destination" writer-producer Glen Morgan is on board to adapt the novel, created and written by Jorge Vega.

"Gunplay" centers on Abner Meeks, a buffalo soldier condemned to roam the Old West with a hellish curse slung at his waist: a demonic shooting iron that forces him to kill once a day or suffer soul-searing pain.

" 'Gunplay' is one of those rare combinations of fantastically created characters and wonderfully told narrative, which creates an inventive canvas from which to play," Platinum Studios chairman and CEO Scott Mitchell Rosenberg said.

Added Fox21 president Chris Carlisle, "It is a unique story of an ordinary man who must live with an extraordinary curse."

The deal was brokered by former Universal Pictures executive Randy Greenberg, CAA and the Rigberg Entertainment Group.

Platinum and Fox21 recently teamed to adapt another Platinum property, the upcoming comic book series "Indestructible Man."

The film and TV division of Platinum Studios, whose library contains more than 5,600 characters, also is developing the features "Cowboys & Aliens," "Unique," "The Witchblade," "Atlantis Rising," "The Weapon" and "Mal Chance."

Morgan's TV series credits include "The X-Files" and "Millennium."