QUEEN AND COUNTRY: Fox Circles Ridley Scott To Direct Graphic Novel Adaptation

Graphic spy novels are in the news once again and with it, word from Umberto Gonzalez at The Wrap regarding Sir Ridley Scott to be in the running to helm Greg Rucka’s Eisner award-winning Oni Press publication, Queen And Country. The project is housed at 20th Century Fox with Rucka having joined in the efforts to pen the script next to that of John Rogers, Ryan Condel, Olivia Milch.

The All The Money In The World helmer will also produce at Chernin Entertainment as all other details may yet unfold; Casting is not yet known as the film had been in development hell prior to actress Ellen Page circling the project as recently as 2013 for the role of Tara Chace, a top British intelligence agent used as bait to draw out an international terrorist after an attack in London. The novels lasted for 32 issues between 2001 and 2007.