The Hollywood Reporter says that production company Framelight has optioned rights to the cult comic “Chi-Chian” and will develop it as a feature film.
The fairy tale-tinged “Chi-Chian” is set in a dystopian New York — the city has lost its independence and become a prefecture of Japan — and centers on a seemingly ordinary young woman who has been tapped as a heroine and must fight samurais, robots and zombies to protect her loved ones.
The property, which began life as a six-part comic book from the Cuban-American musician Voltaire, spawned a set of digital episodes for Syfy as well as a role-playing game.
Jeffrey Erb and Robert Robinson Jr. will produce.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter