Comic book movie adaptations are beginning to ramp up the pace as movie studios have realized that they are likely to make massive profits from such endeavors. After Disney and Warner Bros, Universal Studios has indicated that its working on a comic book adaption of its own. The movie will be an adaptation of Image Comics Cowboy Ninja Viking.
Cowboy Ninja Viking’s shooting will begin in June 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia featuring Chris Pratt who is perhaps most famous for his role of Star Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Pratt will be assuming the role of Duncan an assassin with multiple personalities. As the name suggests Duncan will show personality traits of Ninja, cowboys and Vikings at the same time. Duncan is on a mission to hunt down his fellow former agents, Triplets.
The movie was initially set to be produced by Disney and was later transferred to Universal studios. Pratt is the only cast member currently. Moreover, the movie is also without a director. As reported by Screen Rant, the studio, tried soliciting the services of David Leitch and Chad Stahelski but failed. The movie is being written by Deadpool writers, Rhet Reese and Paul Wernick, so we can be sure of some dark and gritty humor.
Chris Pratt has evolved into a great actor since appearing in the Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. The audience recognizes who he is and each one of his performances makes you connect with the character that he is portraying. His blend of mixing humor in a serious situation is perhaps his greatest asset.
Universal Studios has done well to get hold of Pratt and in the future this might prove to be a rather lucrative decision. Pratt is often criticized for not having the emotional depth as an actor. This movie where he plays three different personalities will be an ideal opportunity to showcase his talents and prove all the critics wrong.
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