2000 AD’s Rogue Trooper is getting a movie adaptation, with English game developer and license owner Rebellion partnering with Liberty Films to bring Nu-Earth to cinema goers.
Originally a comic series created by Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons, Rogue Trooper follows the story of a genetically engineered soldier out to avenge his massacred squad, carrying their personalities with him via combat chips in his helmet, weapon and pack.
The most recent adaptation outside of the pages was the 2006 Rogue Trooper game, which itself saw a re-release last year with updated visuals for today’s consoles as Rogue Trooper Redux.
“For years now, I have felt a sting as Marvel and DC have poured out their entire comic roster into film. Wonderful for their fans, but every new release I silently scream “Where’s all the 2000 AD?!” Said Jones.
“I'm so excited to finally be able to right that wrong and bring Finley-Day and Gibbons’ Rogue Trooper, a seminal British spun war yarn, to the big screen!"
Jason Kingsley, CEO and Creative Director of Rebellion, said: “Rogue Trooper has always been one of my favourite old school thrills from 2000 AD. I’m very happy to be working closely with Duncan and Stuart on this project and look forward to seeing the results on the silver screen.”
While Chris Kingsley, Co-founder and CTO of Rebellion, praised Jones’ level of passion for the project: “The first time I met Duncan he had a Mohawk – I’m tickled pink to see he’s now brought it back with a full-on Nu blue.”
Both Jason and Chris will serve as Executive Producers on the as-of-yet unnamed project.
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