Brian Oliver’s New Republic Pictures has reportedly paid seven figures to option the unreleased comic Undiscovered Country as a potential franchise. The comic is written by Scott Snyder and Charles Soule with art by Giuseppe Camuncoli. The series is set to release in November from Image Comics, but since a movie deal is the ultimate goal of every comic, just save the paper.
Snyder and Soule are attached to write the screenplay which takes place 30 years in the future in a territory once known as the United States that has been walled off after a global pandemic. All three creators will serve as executive producers.
“We see this as the start of a franchise,” said Oliver. “It’s got a little something for fans of The Walking Dead, it’s got a little something for fans of Mad Max. And we are thrilled to bring the first feature in this future world that Charles and Scott have created to the big screen.”
Congrats to all three creators, as seven figures is about three more than comics creators are used to seeing.