Another Radical Comic-to-Movie Deal – Sam Raimi’s Earp: Saints For Sinners

A tremendous amount of Radical’s comics are set up with movie deals, many with directors attached, and most of these with scripts written or being prepared right now. But still, we’ve yet to see a single one go into production.

Will Earp: Saints For Sinners break this duck? Seems unlikely, and not least because Sam Raimi is attached to direct. He’s already got two high-profile pictures in the pipeline, in World of Warcraft and The Great and Powerful Oz, and those would seem to have more momentum and bigger installed audiences.

Nonetheless, an adaptation of this sci-fi Western is to be announced formally during the Radical event at Comic-Con this Thursday. Radical clearly want this panel to say, “We’re going into movies, and how,” because they’ve tapped Harry Knowles to miss his be their chair.

Here’s Radical’s official blurb for the comics:

In a world where the American economy has all but collapsed to the levels of the Great Depression, infamous bandits roam the country and the law is as corrupt as the criminals its sworn to stop. Yet one lawman remains a steadfast moral compass for the people: WYATT EARP. Earp has collared more most-wanted men than anyone in history – but after a violent assignment claims the life of his brother, Wyatt sets out to forge a simple life in the only boomtown left: Las Vegas. With gorgeous women and free-flowing money on endless tap, Sin City attracts more people than a modern gold rush. Though Earp no longer wears a U.S. Marshall’s badge, his past is about to catch up to him. With nearly everything to lose, Earp will have to beat the odds stacked against him in order to bring old-fashioned justice to Sin City.

Huh? Aren’t we already in a world where the American economy has all but collapsed to the levels of the Great Depression, infamous bandits roam the country, and the law is as corrupt as the criminals it’s sworn to stop?