The Bishop Charlotte Reporting….
Christopher McQuarrie, writer of such great scripts as Valkyrie and The Usual Suspects, is launching his latest project: Rubicon, an action franchise which will span film, graphic novels, and video games. Ambitious indeed, and he can probably pull it off. Rubicon has been described co-producers Mark Long and Dan Capel as “Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954), set in Afghanistan with Navy SEALS as the heroes and the Taliban the villains.”
Seven Samurai is the story of a veteran samurai asked for protection by a village. Agreeing for the price of three meals a day, the samurai gather six more of his friends and teaches the villagers how to defend themselves. When 40 bandits attack, the samurai must defend the village.
Basically, then, we’re going to see Navy SEALS teaching Afghanis how to fight and then defending them from 40 Taliban.
The three medias are to be given different storylines that are complementary to each other. The graphic novel will be teased on Panelfly later this month.