The novel revolves around an assassin who manifests the toughest skills of three different personas: a cowboy, a ninja, and a viking. The hard-edged actioner laced with attitude is based on the Image Comics graphic novel by AJ Lieberman and illustrator Riley Rossmo.
Cowboy Ninja Viking is set to be another big franchise for star Chris Pratt. This meant shooting would need to start soon. Chopra will be "the first choice for the role" when the film gets a new production schedule, but "her involvement would all depend on her schedule aligning with" the filming months.
Priyanka signed the film after walking out of Ali Abbas Zafar's Bharat, 10 days before her portion of the shoot was to begin. The film will be directed by Michelle Maclaren, who has also helmed a few episodes of hit HBO series, Game of Thrones.
The film version of Cowboy Ninja Viking features a screenplay originally written by Zombieland and Deadpool scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, which was rewritten by Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II, Identity Thief). Guymon Casady, Ben Forkner and Mark Gordon are producing this unique take on the comic book genre. The next Guardians sequel was all set to shoot in early 2019, but Marvel has yet to make a formal announcement about the movie and how it will move forward since Gunn got the axe.
It's expected that MacLaren, along with star Chris Pratt, will remain attached to the project for the time being. But turns out that will have to wait because the movie has been delayed indefinitely.