Josh Trank to Direct The Red Star

Josh Trank is now attached to direct the Warner Bros. adaptation of the comic book series The Red Star. Deadline has the news, which breaks just a week after Trank’s name was listed in connection to Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man” spinoff, Venom.

Set in an alternate reality’s Soviet Russia, the comic book 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.

Neal Moritz is attached to produce the big screen version with Jason Rothenberg providing the screenplay.