Warner Bros. Takes The Red Star

Warner Bros. has taken over the rights to the film version of the comic book series The Red Star, says a story at The Hollywood Reporter. Neal Mortiz is attached to develop the property.

Set in an alternate reality's Soviet Russia, the series' world blends magic and technology. The official site describes the book as follows.

An award-winning graphic novel, "The Red Star" is about an epic battle in a world of militarized sorcery and monolithic technology, where — unknown to all but a few — the ghosts of old soldiers continue to fight alongside the living.

First launched in 1999 by Image Comics, The Red Star was created by Christian Gossett who, along with his creative team, launched Archangel Studios in 2002 and self-published subsequent issues.

Moritz is no stranger to comic book properties. He produced this year's The Green Hornet and is currently set to produce the adaptation of the Dark Horse miniseries R.I.P.D. with Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges headlining.