Evergreen Studios announced today plans to bring David Weber's literary science fiction character, Honor Harrington, to the big screen. Tales of Honor is the name they're giving to their expansive plans for a multi-platform adaptation, which is looking to include comic books, digital games, webisodes, a television series and a feature film.
Tales of Honor follows the life and times of Harrington, a brilliant genetically engineered female spaceship captain, as she heroically leads her crew through a series of epic political, military, and personal adventures. The stories are set 2,000 years in the future when hyperspace travel has allowed humanity to colonize the far reaches of the universe and are underscored by altruistic themes such as loyalty and leadership.
“What makes these stories different is their female protagonist’s unique narrative perspective and just how grounded and believable they are," said Scott Kroopf, Chief Creative Officer, Evergreen Studios. “By creating a futuristic society that is largely gender blind; we are able to explore the issues of female leadership in the military that are both ground-breaking and especially resonant for today’s audience. Weber’s storyworld is so cool because it’s based in real science, which gives it a feeling of authenticity. Tales of Honor is to Science Fiction what Jason Bourne is to spy movies: realistic, gritty, and action-packed.”
The 28 books, which include an anthology series, two spin-off series, and a recent young adult series, will serve as content for various storylines. The company responsible for the recent Walking with Dinosars, Evergreen plans to use their technological and engineering expertise to make Weber’s futuristic technology, weaponry, and space battles “come to life”.
“Having worked 20 years in the software business, I know the key to success is adaptability. Gauging feedback in the form of continuous consumer engagement allows us to experiment, be flexible, & adapt to meet consumers evolving preferences,” said Mike Devlin, CEO, Evergreen Studios.
A monthly comic will launch the storyworld on March 5th, 2014 through publisher, Top Cow. The first mobile game, "Tales of Honor: The Secret Fleet," will be available on iOS and Android and releases in mid-March.
You can can check out a teaser image for Tales of Honor below and click for a larger version: