Fan-owned Legion M has announced the presale launch of its first-ever comic book Girl With No Name on Kickstarter. The completed book introduces the universe of The Girl, and the campaign is giving fans an insider look into the development process for the Girl With No Name feature film franchise.
Girl With No Name feature film franchise is being produced by Co-Op Entertainment’s Laura Ivey and directed by Co-Op’s Tanya Wexler (Hysteria), with Legion M serving as executive producer.
Comic book fans can learn more about the project and unique perks as well as purchase copies of the book and special merchandise through the official Kickstarter campaign. It has already collected way beyond the initial $6,000 goal.
What’s interesting is that supporters of the campaign will be invited to an exclusive virtual development meeting for the franchise’s feature film later this year.
Co-produced with Co-Op Entertainment, and co-developed by Dave Elliott’s AtomekART, the Girl With No Name comic book was developed, produced and is being independently published by Legion M, led by Terri Lubaroff, the company’s COO and head of content.
“Girl With No Name will be an incredibly stylized feature film, in the vein of ‘300’ and ‘Sin City,’ so introducing its world through a comic book was a natural fit,” said director Tanya Wexler. “Fans are going to love the book and, as a director, I love the opportunity to bring them into the fold as we continue developing the film.”
“We love Kickstarter, and believe it was the perfect platform for engaging with some of the most passionate and creative comic book fans in the world,” said Terri Lubaroff, Legion M’s COO and head of content. “As a fan-owned entertainment company, we wanted to create a fully immersive opportunity for fans to dive into the ‘Girl With No Name’ universe by engaging with us during the development of the feature film. We’re able to do both through the project’s Kickstarter campaign.”
The brand-new Western revenge thriller comic book was entirely drawn by a group of all-star female artists, including Tula Lotay (cover/promotional poster), Dani Strips (interior art), Gloria Caeli (colors), and Annie Parkhouse (letters).
Here’s the official synopsis:
The birth of a gunslinger.
On the way to a new life on the frontier, a five-year-old GIRL’s parents are murdered by highwaymen. Orphaned, The Girl is taken in by her mysterious UNCLE, an ex-Confederate turned bounty hunter—not a man who ever wanted to raise a child. But The Girl demands he take her in because she knows that he is the man who will make her parents’ killers pay. And they will pay in blood. Every day, The Girl pushes her Uncle to go after the people who killed “ma and pa.” At the age of ten, her Uncle finally teaches her to shoot. Like him, The Girl is a natural sharpshooter…a crack shot. She has more natural talent with a gun than anyone he has ever seen. It scares the Uncle to think what could become of her if she joined the “killin’ trade.” As she grows the bond between them grows, and he begins to see her as his own daughter. But just when The Uncle is about to hang up his gun for good, a band of outlaws murders him and burns their ranch, leaving the Girl – now 18 – for dead in their burning house. But the Girl survives the fire and now, orphaned once again, has only one drive – vengeance. With no one willing to go after the outlaws, The Girl grabs her gun – taking justice into her own hands.
As for Legion M, it encompasses “a global community of 75,000+ members and more than 15,00 fan-owners.”
Legion M was an investor in the critically acclaimed Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis, Mandy which starred Nicolas Cage, Bad Samaritan starring David Tennant, and is a financier in Kevin Smith’s upcoming feature film Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
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