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Platinum Buys The WEAPON

Platinum Studios developing The Weapon for the silver screen.

By Jarrod Sarafin     January 31, 2012
Source: Platinum Studios

Platinum Studios, Inc. announced today they are now developing a big screen adaptation of comic book series "The Weapon." Scott Rosenberg, CEO of Platinum Studios and producer of Cowboys & Aliens, will act as producer on the film.

"The Weapon" is about a martial arts enthusiast, Tommy Zhou, that has discovered a means to create solid objects from light -- and invented a superhero persona to promote it, The Weapon. Not believing the legends his grandfather told him as a child, Zhou's inventions unsuspectingly make him the target of a millennia-old assassin cult that's convinced he's unlocked the ancient mystical techniques of the Order of Wu-Shi-'The Way of the Weapon.'

"We believe 'The Weapon' will be an attractive project for both international film financers and Hollywood producers," says Scott Rosenberg. "This property is one of those with enormous franchise potential."

"The Weapon" is written by New York Times bestselling author Fred Van Lente. Van Lente is also the bestselling author of "Marvel Zombies," "Incredible Hercules" (with Greg Pak), "Odd Is On Our Side" (with Dean R. Koontz), as well as the "Cowboys & Aliens" graphic novel.

 

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monkeyfoot 1/31/2012 8:47:12 AM

I've never heard of this comic (there are so many comics out I've never heard of) but they are right. This is an excellent idea with loads of potential based just on the description alone.

Wiseguy 1/31/2012 4:05:30 PM

Yeah monkeyfoot so many comic books out there. I personally don't get excited about any of these unless it's a character from the Marvel or DC family. New characters or from other publishers usually it's a wait and see attitude before it piques my interest. And to be honest the premise so far isn't doing it for me but nothing a good trailer wouldn't be able to change

 

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