Writer Mark Millar and artist Greg Capullo have announced Reborn, the creator-owned project that the pair has been working on for several months.
Reborn stars Bonnie Black, an 80-year-old woman who finds herself in a fantasy world after she dies. The official synopsis reads as follows:
“It’s not Heaven. It’s not Hell. It’s as real and hard as where we live now, but filled with the most amazing fantasy landscapes, jaw-dropping creatures and a battle raging between good and evil. The people she loved in this world — her father and her childhood dog — but oddly, not her husband who had passed over 14 years before. So she sets out to find him. She realizes that she has been reborn as a 25 year-old woman with a sword in her hand and gun on her hip.”
Reborn was created with an eye to transitioning the project to film, with Millar telling Deadline that “the idea is always to create the project and then find the right producer for it. We have an idea of who would be good for this one. It must be someone who will understand the story and is passionate about bringing our vision to the screen.”
Millar didn't specify the producer who he and Capullo had in mind for Reborn's planned film adaptation.
The Hollywood trade says that Reborn will be published by MillarWorld, but didn't specific if that meant on it's own or through previous publishing deals as MillarWorld has done in the past with Image Comics, Dark Horse, Avatar Press, or Marvel's Icon imprint.
Reborn is scheduled to debut in October, and run for six issues.