Ryan Condal will adapt Ocean, a comic miniseries by Warren Ellis that is set up at Warner Bros. Nick Wechsler and Hollywood Gang’s Gianni Nunnari are producing, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story revolves around the discovery of thousands of coffins containing angel-like bodies and a giant weapon of mass destruction beneath the ice on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons. A U.N. weapons inspector is sent to investigate the find, teaming with a space station crew, when a powerful conglomerate moves in to exploit the discovery.
Six issues of the comic book were published in 2005 and 2006, with Wechsler and Nunnari optioning the film rights in August 2007. The two are also working on bringing Frank Miller’s “Ronin” to the big screen.