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Monday, September 9, 2013

Hot Damn, a Queen & Country Movie Series

Posted by Erik Henriksen on Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 1:59 PM

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Portland novelist and comics writer Greg Rucka (Lazarus, Stumptown) is one of the best in the business*—and one of this best comics is Queen & Country, published by Portland's Oni Press. Now it looks like the acclaimed spy drama might be headed to the big screen, with Variety reporting Ellen Page is in negotiations for a series of films:

The story follows Tara Chace, a British Intelligence agent who tries to stop an international terrorist plot after her identity is compromised and as her personal demons spiral out of control....

Sources tell Variety that Fox had long wanted give Page a franchise after working with the young actress in various Fox and Fox Searchlight projects. This property gives Page that and could do for Page what the Jason Bourne franchise did to lift Matt Damon’s profile.)

Variety goes on to note that Leverage's John Rogers is writing the adaptation (here's a good interview with Rogers). I like the sound of this, and I like the idea of Page playing Chace, and if you haven't, you should read Queen & Country because it's great. That is all.

*Full disclosure: Rucka's been a guest—a few times!—at the comics event Alison and I put on, Comics Underground.

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