We’ve learned that Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to Alien Legion.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the story that the studio has attached Deadpool director Tim Miller to the adaptation of the science-fiction comic series created for Marvel’s Epic Comics in 1983 by Carl Potts, Alan Zelentz, and Frank Cirocco. Don Murphy, Susan Montford, and Aaron Ryder will serve as producers on the project.
Per THR: Alien Legion is described as “the French Foreign Legion in space,” with the stories focused on an intergalactic peace-keeping force that took in all manner of species without asking too many questions about their pasts or intentions, operating within an unwieldy government system known as the Galactic Union that is straining to be a democratic melting pot. Prejudice and bad intentions abound and struggle with well-intentioned idealists.”
Some of the key characters include Sarigar, a captain from a serpent-like species that were once used as slave labor; the brutish degenerate Juger Grimrod, with his green skin and deep hostility towards authority; the gentle four-armed medic, Meico; and Torie Montroc, a human who is being forced to do a tour of duty in the Legion in order to receive his inheritance.
There’s no set start date for production at the time of writing.