2011 comic series heads to the silver screen…

Deadline is hearing that plans are in the works to bring the post-apocalyptic comic series ‘Marksmen’ to big screen with Benderspink and Benaroya Pictures producing.

Created by Michael Benaroya, David Baxter and Dave Elliott with art by artist Javier Aranda, the action-thriller saga takes place in “a dystopian future America where civil war over oil resources has left New San Diego as the last remaining bastion of peace and prosperity, protected by walls by the titular militant guards. Drake McCoy is the best of the Marksmen, who leads his small but skilled team as an invading army from the Lone Star State lays siege to their home in an attempt to steal the city’s energy technology.”

“This comic sets up a classic scenario of a small elite force defending their city against a much larger but less skilful army. It’s a great scenario set in a fresh environment. We think it has tremendous potential,” commented Benaroya.