Virgin Comics and Guy Ritchie have announced the details of their collaboration on an upcoming graphic novel and comic book series. On March 28th, the first issue of Guy Ritchies Gamekeeper will be released as part of Virgin Comics Directors Cut imprint, a series of stories destined for the silver screen from iconic filmmakers across the world. Directors Cut titles have included John Woos Seven Brothers, and Shekhar Kapurs Snake Woman, as well as upcoming projects with Terry Gilliam and Nicolas Cage.
The partnership between Virgin Comics and Guy Ritchie is a landmark endeavor for the two creative powerhouses. For Guy Ritchie, launching this series with Virgin Comics was a perfect fit. By my creative nature Im drawn to the visual sensibility of comic book storytelling, so creating a comic was an obvious and exciting prospect, says Ritchie. In Gamekeeper, the harsh and primal order rubs shoulders with the alchemical wisdom of nature.
Chief Creative Officer, Gotham Chopra agrees: “When we launched our Director’s Cut’ line, we said we wanted to work with the coolest film-makers. Cool defines Guy Ritchie. When we actually sat down and started to brainstorm ideas and Gamekeeper started to emerge, he raised the bar even more. I think people will really love this bookand hopefully one daythe film that comes from it, directed by Guy Ritchie.”
Gamekeeper is an epic tale of espionage telling the story of one mans battle with the brutal civilized worldand his animalistic inner-self. Brock is a reclusive, enigmatic groundsman who lives a quiet existence on the estate of Jonah Morgan, until mercenaries invade and shatter the tranquility of Brocks refuge. Set on a path of vengeance, he is forced to face the dark events of his past in an order to unveil the sinister intentions of the dark forces that conspire against him. As he is drawn deeper into a world of politics, military and science, Brock must struggle to tame the animal within. From: www.comicbookresources.com