Skydance Picks Up Rights to Greg Rucka Comic 'Old Guard' (Exclusive)

Rucka is also attached to pen the script for the adaptation.

Skydance has picked up the movie rights to Old Guard, a new comic from author Greg Rucka and artist Leandro Fernandez.  

Rucka is attached to pen the script to his own adaptation.

The comic, whose issue two just his shelves this week, tells of a small group of soldiers, led by a woman named Andy, who are inexplicably immortal and have been working as mercenaries through the ages. The novelty of not dying long gone, the group gets a jolt in their bones when they discover the existence of a new immortal, a black woman serving in the Marines, at the same time as a nefarious organization captures their undying actions on camera.

Rucka currently writes Wonder Woman for DC Comics and is known for his strong female characters and gritty creator-owned work. His breakthrough was Whiteout, a graphic novel that was later turned into a Kate Beckinsale movie. He also had a defining run on Detective Comics where he created the new Batwoman, which led him to winning a GLAAD Award for outstanding comic.

Fernandez is an artist who has worked on various Marvel comics and worked with Rucka on the writer’s spy series Queen & Country.

SOURCE: Hollywood