Warren Ellis’ Red to Screen

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Red, the three-issue Warren Ellis graphic novel, is set to make its way to the big screen, thanks to a deal by Summit Entertainment.

The three-issue comic series, published in 2003, told the story of a former black-ops CIA agent now living a quiet life in retirement until the day a high-tech assassin shows up intent on killing him. With his secret identity compromised and his love interest in danger, the man must reassemble his old team to figure out who is out to get them. The book was written by Warren Ellis, whose comic “Ocean” is set up at Warner Bros., and illustrated by Cully Hamner.

The Hollywood Reporter says it took nearly two years for Summit to get the rights from DC/Wildstorm, even though DC will have some hand in the project.

via THR