It looks like the space murder mystery comic, ‘Hadrian’s Wall‘ is being made into a feature film, according to Deadline. Gunpowder & Sky’s science fiction label DUST has acquired the rights to produce the film.
Creator Kyle Higgins will be writing and directing the movie, which is described as a locked-room murder mystery in space. ‘Hadrian’s Wall’ follows a detective who is sent to investiage the crew of a survey ship.
The detective’s, who is described as a pill-popper, ex-wife’s husband suddenly dies amidst suspicious circumstances while the cold war between Earth and her distant colony continues on. Senior Vice President of Development and Production at Gunpowder & Sky, Cody Zwieg, had this to say:
“Although Hadrian’s Wall takes place a century into the future, the crew of the space vessel navigates both a murder mystery and a civil war in a world smartly mirroring our present day
“Higgins turned the classic whodunit tale on its head and shot it into space. This is exactly the kind of film we like to put out at DUST and Gunpowder & Sky.”
Higgins also commented:
“I was blown away by the filmmaker-friendly team at Gunpowder & Sky and I’m grateful to be making my first feature with them. It was immediately clear how passionate they are and we share the same vision for how to bring Hadrian’s Wall to the big screen.
“The best murder mysteries are vehicles for character study, and at its core, this is a story about relationships, set in one of the most isolated places in the universe. I think fans of the book will be as thrilled as I am.”