‘Ciudad’ set up at Paramount
Oni Press has sold the film rights to their forthcoming graphic novel Ciudad to Paramount Pictures. Anthony and Joe Russo (You, Me and Dupree) wrote the comic and will pen and direct the screen adaptation according to Variety. The comic was drawn by Ande Parks (Green Arrow).
The trade describes the premise as “story centers on a weary hostage extractor who travels to Paraguay’s Ciudad del Este, a border town considered one of the world’s most dangerous and corrupt locales, to save a kidnap victim.”
The duo researched the story for years, traveling to South Africa and intend to return to their grittier filmmaking style.
Oni Press has optioned four other properties to Universal Studios where they have a first look deal. Their Scott Pilgrim film begins shooting in a few weeks.