‘007: No Time to Die’s Cary Fukunaga Adapting Rick Remender’s ‘TOKYO GHOST’
The list of comic book adaptations in development continues to grow. Rick Remender‘s Tokyo Ghost is a classic cyberpunk comic. It takes place in a futuristic Los Angeles and in the garden nation of Tokyo. It is getting adapted to the big screen with Cary Fukunaga (007: No Time to Die) set to direct. Hollywood Reporter also confirmed that Fukunaga will serve as producer with Remender penning the script.
The series, originally published by Image Comics, came out in 2015 and ended after its 10th issue. The story told in comic form is certainly something that, due to its structure, might allow for the development of not one but two movies. The original series ended with a massive cliffhanger. One might assume that it could go beyond the original story in subsequent chapters could become a reality. As a fan of the series, I certainly hope so.
Remender also worked on 2018’s Deadly Class, a series adapting one of his best comic series. It got produced by the Russo Brothers that sadly got canceled after just one season. Ever since, it gathered a considerable following after being made available through Netflix, which allowed it to reach a larger audience. Fear Agent, another of Remender’s comics, is also being adapted by Seth Rogen’s production company for Amazon. He remains one of the most prolific comic book writers of the past decade. has developed several brilliant independent series (Black Science, Death or Glory, and Low, Scumbag to name a few) as well as a few books for Marvel, being one of the minds behind giving Sam Wilson the Captain America shield, something being currently developed in Disney+’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Source: Hollywood Reporter