‘John Wick’s Derek Kolstad to Adapt ‘Battle Chasers’ as a TV Series

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The series Battle Chasers made its mark in comic history by outselling Marvel and DC as an independent comic. Now, it’s finally making its way to television as part of a deal in which Alcon Television picked up the rights. Joe Madureira’s comics will be brought to life by Derek Kolstadt who famously created John Wick and recently worked on Falcon and the Winter Soldier for Marvel Studios.

Alcon’s CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove will take an active role with the project as executive producers alongside Adrian Askarieh, who famously produced the Hitman series. Ben Roberts, from Alcon TV will take on a producer role. The story is about Gully, a 9-year-old girl, who ends up in an unlikely crew to fight villains as she searches for her father.

As pointed out by The Hollywood Reporter, the original series ran from 1998 to 2001 after Madueriera made a name for himself on his work with Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men. It outsold both publishers but once he fell behind schedule, he had a hard time catching up again until the video game adaptation Battle Chasers: Nightwar made up for it.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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