Variety has announced that the newly-formed Vigilante Entertainment will be developing Warren Ellis’ Black Summer.
The book, published by Avatar Press, chronicles the struggle of the Seven Guns, a team of scientists who transformed their bodies into weapons to battle back the police.
Vigilante, meanwhile, is a new group founded by Hichram Benkirane, formerly of the French comics publisher Les Humanoides Associes. Benkirane still holds control of the properties he created at Humanoides, including Fragile, Miss: Better Living Through Crime, and The Book of Jack.
According to Variety, Knowing’s Ryne Pearson is slated to write the adaptation. This is yet another bit of good news for Ellis, as his series Red was recently optioned, and is slated to have Morgan Freeman and Bruce Willis attached.