God Country: Netflix adaptation will be directed by Jim Mickle

God Country: Netflix adaptation will be directed by Jim Mickle

God Country

According to the Netflix Twitter account Geeked God Country, the comic created by Donny Cates (known for Marvel's Venom) and Geoff Shaw, consisting of six issues, published in the United States by Image Comics and in our country by Panini Comics, will become a movie for Netflix. The streaming platform has in fact reached an agreement with Legendary to take part in the making of the adaptation, with Jim Mickle directing.

God Country: the Netflix adaptation will be directed by Jim Mickle

Netflix's adaptation of God Country, the third collaboration between the streamer and Legendary, following Enola Holmes and Gundam, will be produced by Lee Kramer and Jon Kramer of AfterShock Media and Jim Mickle and Linda Moran.

For whom didn't know God Country centers on Emmet Quinlan, an old widower afflicted with dementia and outbursts. When a tornado hits his West Texas town, Quinlan rejuvenates thanks to an enchanted sword he finds in the wreckage, but now he must use it to protect his family and what's left of the city against terrifying otherworldly creatures seeking his power. For now we have no other information, let alone a possible exit window, so we just have to wait.

We remind you that Jim Mickle has developed Sweet Tooth, the series based on the comic by Jeff Lemire. released by DC Comics and streamed on Netflix on June 4, and who directed four episodes of the first season.

The show has been renewed for a second season this summer in which Oahn Ly will join Jim Mickle as co-executive producer (also read our article to find out more). Jim Mickle previously co-created Hap and Leonard for SundanceTV and directed In the Shadow of the Moon, a Netflix thriller starring Boyd Holbrook and Michael C. Hall.

Start reading the God Country comic by purchasing the volume on Amazon!

Legendary Sets GOD’S COUNTRY Adaptation at Netflix

Legendary has set its upcoming adaptation of the comic God’s Country at Netflix. Jim Mickle, co-creator and showrunner of Netflix series Sweet Tooth, is helming the film. Per The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news, he’ll also share writing duties with Donny Cates, who wrote the comic. The fantasy adaptation follows an old widower named Emmet Quinlan with dementia whose mind and body get restored after a tornado—due to an enchanted sword. Naturally, this enchanted sword also draws creatures into this world, and more specifically, Quinlan’s home state of Texas.

It’s certainly an interesting premise, and it’s promising to see Cates, the comic’s scribe, on board for the adaptation. However, it doesn’t look like there’s any additional details just yet. Certainly no info on casting, although we’re keeping our eyes and ears out.

Image Comics

Published by Image Comics in 2017, the six-issue God’s Country series features art from Geoff Shaw. Here’s the full synopsis from Image Comics:

Emmet Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia, isn’t just a problem for his children—his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home—as well as the surrounding West Texas town—a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. The enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however. He’s now the only man who can face the otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State…

Legendary and AfterShock are producing, with Mickle producing through his Nightshade banner. Mickle isn’t a novice at adapting comics. Sweet Tooth itself is based on the comic of the same name by writer and artist Jeff Lemire. And, of course, Cates is quite a veteran comics writer. He’s written several comics for Marvel—including Venom and Cosmic Ghost Rider—Babyteeth for AfterShock, and Redneck for Image Comics.

The God’s Country film does not yet have a release date.

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