Nine weeks before its debut, Image Comics' Undiscovered Country has been optioned as a movie by New Republic Pictures. First reported by ScreenDaily, the film shingle paid north of $1 million for the rights, with series co-creators Scott Snyder and Charles Soule hired to write the screenplay and executive produce.
“We see this as the start of a franchise,” said New Republic's Brian 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.”
Series artist Giuseppe Camuncoli is also listed as an executive producer.
“It’s a huge story with massive ideas – truly suited for the big screen, and we’ve found the perfect partners with the ambition and drive to get it there," said Soule.