Universal Pictures has picked up the rights to graphic novel “2 Guns” from Boom! Studios, says The Hollywood Reporter. Marc Platt will produce the crime thriller via his Marc Platt Productions along with Boom! co-founders Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie. It’s the third time the parties are teaming up.
“Guns,” written by Steven Grant with art by Mat Santolouco, follows a DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who are unwittingly investigating each other and who steal mob money for the good guys. They realize later that the mob actually got them to steal $50 million from the CIA.
The project is targeted to be a throwback to classic ’80s buddy cop movies in the vein of “Lethal Weapon” and “48 HRS.,” but with a modern spin.