Variety is reporting that John Woo has signed on to direct Caliber, the adaptation of Radical Comics’ King Arthur/western mash-up:
Pic looks likely to be a three-way co-production of Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil, Barry Levine’s Radical Comics and Lion Rock, the U.S.-based shingle that Woo runs with longstanding partner Terence Chang.
Radical Comics’ hit story sets King Arthur and his knights as 19th century gunslingers in the Pacific Northwest.
“Caliber” is unlikely to be Woo’s next pic. He is editing part two of his epic “Red Cliff” for a January release in Asia and will deliver an international version shortly thereafter.
No doubt this will be a big topic of discussion at the Radical Comics panel at next week’s San Diego Comic-Con.