Paramount Pictures has hired David Leslie Johnson to write the script for Last Man Standing, an adaptation of Daniel LuVisi’s graphic novel “Last Man Standing: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter” (LMS), reports Variety. Johnson’s credits include Orphan, Red Riding Hood, an episode of “The Walking Dead” and Wrath of the Titans.
Published by Kevin Eastman’s Heavy Metal, LMS is described as “a character bible and prologue book that introduces you to Gabriel, the hero of our story, as he personally unravels to his audience the intricacies of his world, set in a time-transcending and parallel universe that is inhabited by a roster of colorful and deadly characters. Join Gabriel in his quest for revenge and the journey he will embark on by traveling through more than 200 pages of history, character art, bios, and other forms of pleasure and pain.”
More specifically, the trade says that “the story, set 600 years in the future, follows an invincible soldier created to help Earth win a war against Mars. After becoming a celebrity hero, he’s framed for a heinous crime by a terrorist organization. After a nine-year prison sentence, he escapes and sets out to even the score.”
Scott Aversano will produce along with the book’s creator, Daniel LuVisi. Peter Levin, Russell Binder and Stephan Lokotsch will executive produce.
You can check out a preview of the book below. You can also visit the official site for more info.