Tanya Wexler to Direct Film Based on Upcoming Comic ‘Girl With No Name’
Tanya Wexler (Hysteria, Buffaloed) has been tasked with adapting Legion M’s debut comic, Girl With No Name, for the silver screen.
Before the movie adaptation, the Girl With No Name will be formally introduced to audiences in her eponymous comic book developed by Dave Elliot, to be published by Legion M.
The 40-page debut comic from Legion M, is partly adapted from Alex Ranarvelo’s screenplay. The announcement was made at New York Comic Con.
“Girl With No Name exceeds a passion project, it is an empowering narrative that needs to be told,” Co-Op Entertainment co-founders Ivey and Wexler said in a statement. “We cannot wait to bring The Girl to the big screen, and we’re excited to be teaming with Legion M and its passionate fan-owners on this very special endeavor.”
Wexler and Elliot worked together to adapt the screenplay into a comic. 2000 AD‘s Dani Strips will provide interior artwork, while Tula Lotay will contribute with the cover artwork and the promotional poster.
The story is a Western action-adventure set in 1869 Wild West that follows a mysterious female gunslinger known as The Girl. Both comic and the feature film will be developed by a team of women.
Legion M is the worlds first fan-owned entertainment company. Founded by Paul Scanlan and Jeff Annison in March 2016. They produced the critically-acclaimed Mandy starring Nicolas Cage, Bad Samaritan starring David Tennant and Robert Sheehan, and Colossal starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis.
Girl With No Name is Legion M’s first comic title and will be the second feature in collaboration with Co-Op Entertainment.
The comic is expected to hit comic shelves in Spring 2019. Preorder information will be revealed on Legion M’s website.
Legion M and Co-Op are currently looking for investment and distribution partners for the movie adaptation.