Warner Bros. has gotten the rights to the sci-fi comic Alien Legion with plans to develop it into a space opera franchise. Tim Miller, who helmed Deadpool and Terminator: Dark Fate, is attached to direct the project, and Don Murphy and Susan Montford of Angry Films will produce with Aaron Ryder.
Created by Carl Potts, Alan Zelenetz, and Frank Cirocco, Alien Legion followed the military unit known as Force Nomad, which was modeled after the French Foreign Legion. The cast of characters were of different alien races, bringing together different cultures and its associated issues. Team members include the serpent-like captain Sarigar, the green-skinned rebel Juger Grimrod, the human Torie Montroc who is forced to serve with the Legion, and the four-armed medic Meico. It was originally published by Epic Comics, Marvel’s creator owned imprint, starting in 1983.
A big screen version has had a few potential opportunities over the years, including with Dimension Films in the early 2000s, and then producer Jerry Bruckheimer tried to get something going at Disney later in the 2000s, but it stalled.
Warner Bros. did not disclose any further details.