With Parks and Recreation, Chris Pratt became a household name. With Guardians of the Galaxy, he became a worldwide superstar. But I’m not sure his oddball next feature will raise the bar any higher, as he is reportedly set to take the lead in the fun and surreal comic book adaptation Cowboy Ninja Viking, which Universal is undoubtedly going to drop a bundle on. Are you ready to see Star-Lord wearing a cowboy hat and kicking the shit out of people? I thought so.
Cowboy Ninja Viking, written by A.J. Lieberman and illustrated by Riley Rossmo, debuted in 2009 and lasted for 10 issues. It centers on the exploits of Dr. Sebastian Ghislain and his squad of counter-intelligence agents, all of whom are “suffering” from Multiple Personality Disorder. Each agent is given three distinct personas to help them on their tasks, which leads to their nickname of triplets. Of course, all good intentions inevitably become deadly in the comic book world, and when Ghislain’s program falls apart, several of his most dangerous patients head out into the world as contract killers.