“Girl With No Name” Comic Book Pre-Sales Brings Fans into the Development of the Feature Film
Today we’re excited to announce pre-sales for Legion M’s first-ever comic book “Girl With No Name.” The comic, derived from the Slamdance award-winning screenplay of the same name currently in development with Legion M and Co-Op Entertainment, serves a couple purposes. First and foremost, it’s a way to build traction and grassroots support for the property that can help us package and sell the film. By bringing the Legion M community to bear (and introducing Girl With No Name to an entire new community on Kickstarter), we hope to demonstrate that there is demand for an original story like this. The more traction we've got, the easier it will be to get the attention of the talent, agencies, studios, etc. that can bring this franchise to the big screen!
In addition, we believe that comics are an EXCELLENT way to develop a film—particularly one as heavily stylized (think 300, Kingsmen, or even Sin City) as director Tanya Wexler’s vision for Girl With No Name. There’s no better medium to experiment with visual storytelling than comics, and there’s no better way to do that than by involving the community in the process!
As our first ever comic book, Girl With No Name is yet another exciting milestone for Legion M. Please check out the pre-sale packages on Kickstarter, and let us know what you think!
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
LOS ANGELES (March 12, 2019) – Fan-Owned Legion M announced today 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, which 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 “Girl With No Name” book and special merchandise now at its official Kickstarter page. Supporters of the campaign will be invited to exclusive virtual development meetings 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 ‘Girl With No Name’ 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). Collectively, the artists have graced the pages of Image Comics “Supreme: Blue Rose” with Warren Ellis, and Si Spencer’s eight-part series “Bodies” (Lotay); “Fiends of the Eastern Front” and “Judge Anderson” for “2000 AD” comic magazine (Strips); as well as “Judge Dredd” for “2000 AD” and various Marvel, DC and Dark Horse series (Parkhouse).
For presale orders of the “Girl With No Name” comic book, please visit its official Kickstarter campaign. To learn more about the “Girl With No Name” feature film project and to become a free member of Legion M, please visit the Girl With No Name website.
“Girl With No Name” 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 else willing to go after the outlaws, The Girl grabs her gun and takes justice into her own hands.