THR is reporting that SyFy has picked up two comic book properties to develop into television series. The network is developing programming based on Frank Miller's Ronin and Charles Soule's Letter 44. The former is a cyberpunk sci-fi series about a reincarnated samurai battling the demon who killed his master in a futuristic New York, while the latter is about a newly elected president discovering that his predecessor launched a secret space mission to probe an alien craft in the asteroid belt.
SyFy is hoping to develop Ronin into a television miniseries (the original comic was only six issues long) and turn Letter 44 into a full-blown series. While the station hasn't picked up a scriptwriter or director for Ronin, several producers are attached to Letter 44, including director Jonathan Mostow and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World's Eric Gitter.
Of course, this isn't the first time that SyFy has attempted to develop a comic book property. The station was long attached to a Booster Gold series that faded away recently. It was also listed as a potential home for a Sixth Gun television series that was rejected by NBC.
We're expecting to hear more on the series later today, and we'll update you if there's any additional information.
UPDATE: Deadline is now reporting that SyFy is also developing a television miniseries based on Jonathan Hickman's Pax Romana, which is about Vatican mercenaries travelling into the past in order to alter history. So hooray, I guess.
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