SyFy announced a slew of new potential shows today, and among them is an adaptation of Ronin, which was written and drawn by the iconic Frank Miller. Via The Hollywood Reporter, the television network is developing the DC Comics story as a possible miniseries. It’s unknown how many episodes will be used to bring the six-issue comic series to life, and a writer is currently being sought. SyFy’s Ronin takes place “eight centuries after a Japanese Ronin samurai failed to protect his master from a demon. He awakens in a futuristic, nihilistic New York in the body of Billy, a medical experiment. Now Billy/Ronin is chasing the demon, which has reawakened. Both parties want control of a sword with magical properties and will stop at nothing to get it back.”
Ronin has also been in development as a feature film at New Line Cinema since 1998. Darren Aronofsky and Stomp the Yard‘s Sylvain White were both linked to direct the movie. Most recently, writers Joby Harold and Chad St. John were hired to pen the script. While it’s unknown when or if Ronin will be brought to the big screen, SyFy’s miniseries will be the first Frank Miller adaptation for television. Stay tuned for more news on this project, as well as news on DC’s multiple other TV shows that are in development.
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