Variety is reporting tonight that the newly raised production banner Vigilante Entertainment is putting a popular Warren Ellis penned comic series into development. Black Summer, the story of a superhero team known as the Seven Guns, a group of scientist-adventurers who modified their own bodies for street-fighting in order to take back their West Coast city from a corrupt police force, criminal local government and rapacious private security forces, is set for adaptation by Knowing screenwriter Ryne Pearson.

This is the second project in development this year for the legendary Ellis, who has a long line of comic credits to his name, the other being his graphic novel Red, which is currently in development at Summit Entertainment with Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman attached to direct.

Having never read Black Summer, I can only say that I dig the concept. I will leave the rest up to those of you in the comment section who have, in fact, read the series.

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