[ENGLISH] Boom Studios tells us: Los Angeles, CA – BOOM! Studios has teamed for a third time with Universal Studios and WANTED producer Marc Platt, this time for the Steven Grant graphic novel 2 GUNS. Co-founders Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie are attached to produce via their Boom Entertainment banner alongside Platt. 2 GUNS was created and written by Steven Grant, a veteran comic book scribe well known for developing Marvel Comics’ THE PUNISHER into a franchise character. Story follows two thieves targeting a mob bank – unknown to either, they’re both undercover agents. They pull off their heist, only to find out they’ve stolen cash from a CIA black bag operation, not the mob, and are now in over their heads. Project is targeted to be a throwback to classic 80s buddy movies in the vein of LETHAL WEAPON and 48 HOURS, but with a modern spin.� Grant is well known to comic book fans for his online Comic Book Resources column Permanent Damage as well as his work on the Dark Horse Comics character « X » and the Marvel series X-MAN.
BOOM! Studios is currently serializing 2 GUNS at their website, updating a page a day online: http://webcomics.boom-studios.net/2008/07/13/2-guns-page-1/
2 GUNS is the latest BOOM! graphic novel set up after the acquisition of NORTH WIND by Davis Entertainment. Cosby and Richie teamed with Universal twice previously to set up TAG and TALENT with Marc Platt. In addition, Paramount snatched up the BOOM! comic book series THE FOUNDATION for Cosby and Richie to produce in a preemptive bid before publication. Ice Cube’s CubeVision is adapting big-screen version of the BOOM! graphic novel « 10 » at Dimension as a starring vehicle for the actor.
Cosby created the hit TV series EUREKA which just started its third season on the Sci-Fi Channel to record-setting numbers.
Platt’s summer blockbuster hit WANTED has grossed $225 million to date worldwide.
BOOM! Studios is represented by Valarie Phillips and Christopher Smith at Paradigm and managed by Pete Golden and Farley Zeigler at Golden Entertainment West
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios (http://www.boom-studios.com) is a unique new publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents. In its inaugural year, Wizard Magazine named BOOM! « Best New Publisher. »� Founded by the creator of the TV show EUREKA, Andrew Cosby, and his partner Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios continues to be on the leading edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.