Christian Gossett's The Red Star has enticed readers since the first issue back in 1999, and new reports show we may see the epic story on the small screen!
While the series was previously planning an a feature film release helmed by Chronicle‘s Josh Trank, recent reports claim that Warner Bros. lost the movie rights to the series, and it has instead begun production as a potential TV series.
The planned TV adaptation is in the works from Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, with another writer possibly coming on board to script the pilot. The writing duo are known for co-writing both Thor and X-Men: First Class, as well as Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, and are both currently working on the new Terminator TV show. Miller and Gossett were both panel members at the most recent Starship Smackdown last year at Comic-Con, so their Geek cred needs no further explanation.
The Red Star follows Maya Antares through a number of battlefields set in an alternative Soviet history rich with technology, magic, and supernatural forces. The blend of militarized magic and highly inventive technology was brought to the page using 3D models and a unique design that captured the eye and captivated readers. The stunning visuals are sure to make for an interesting cinematic experience, whether we end up seeing The Red Star in theaters or from the comfort of our home.
Readers of the magazine were already lucky enough to read the standalone ‘Rapidfire’ issue by Gossett, set in the alternative Soviet history of The Red Star. If you missed out on that, you can check out our interview with Gossett and buy the issue featuring ‘Rapidfire’ for yourself!
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