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Kevin Eastman’s graphic novel set for the big screen?

Kevin Eastman’s graphic novel Last Man Standing is set for a big screen treatment.

According to reports, Paramount have purchased the rights to the graphic novel with plans to develop the project.

Co-created by artist Daniel LuVisi, the sci-fi fantasy book was unveiled at Comic-Con last month.

The plot centres on a genetically engineered soldier who is framed and imprisoned. Following his escape, the character discovers that he is dying and faces a race against time to unravel the conspiracy behind his incarceration.

“It’s a story of mine I’ve been crafting over the past two and a half years. I want it to be a graphic novel series, but start it in a non-traditional-type way,” LuVisi told Deadline.

“Where most comics start off with a first issue, this starts off with a 230-page bible of a book, ‘Killbook of a Bounty Hunter’, that sets up the entire universe of the LMS world. But not only that, the audience gets an incredibly deep perspective on the protagonist, Gabriel, and what his plans are now that he’s escaped from Level-9.”