FOX buys the TV rights to Ellis' forthcoming first novel, Gun Machine
Source: Source: WarrenEllis.com
Warren Ellis fans disappointed in the failure of his Global Frequency comic to be translated in to a television series have new reasons to be sad. FOX has bought the TVrights to Ellis' yet-to-be-published first novel, Gun Machine.
Ellis told the story of how the rights to the novel got picked up by FOX on his blog Thursday morning.
"Basically, this happened: Chernin Entertainment (in the form of a relentless and charming lady called Lauren Stein) bought GUN MACHINE pre-emptively, sight unseen, half a year before its publication.
Then we went looking for a showrunner, which we found in the body of Dario Scardapane. I went with Dario because he got the themes of the book immediately. Dario, with me mostly just sort of getting in his way, came up with a take on the book as a series. We got in a room with Fox Broadcasting (who partly arrived in the form of Jon Wax, an acquaintance and supporter) and told them what we wanted to do. And the next day I got a phone call telling me that we had successfully fooled Fox into buying it for development."
The novel, set to come out in 2013, is described by Deadline.com as "a thriller about a beleaguered New York City detective who stumbles upon a cache of hundreds of guns that trace back to a wide array of seemingly unrelated unsolved murders."