Lionsgate has hired John wick director Chad Stahelski directing the feature film adaptation of the dystopian sci-fi comic book Analog. The title Image Comics comes from the writer Gerry Duggan and artist David O’Sullivan. David Leitch (Deadpool 2) is also on board as a producer.
The story is set in 2024, when the internet is only used for pornography after the world has been “doxxed en masse”. Here is the official description of the comic:
Internet security has been totally destroyed. Secrets are no longer sent to the web, they are entrusted to armed couriers called “Ledger Men”, like the human punching bag Jack McGinnis. He has a gun in one hand and a handcuffed briefcase in the other. Danger lurks around every corner and Jack must watch his back as he participated in the cyberattack that changed the world. Enter the ground floor of this new ongoing series and shudder as you punch Jack’s fist in the face of spies, mercenaries, fascists and ultimately less impactful opponents like a very cranky artificial intelligence.
I’ve never read the comic, but it sure looks like it could make a wild movie! I’m sure Stahelski will make some cool stuff out of it by adapting it for the big screen. Ryan j condal, co-creator of the sci-fi series USA Network Colony, will write the script and I guess Stahelski will do it when he’s done with John Wick: Chapter 3.
Have you read the comic? If so, what do you think about Stahelski taking care of it?