Today, The Hollywood Reporter announced that the 1992 Valiant Comic series Archie & Armstrong will be headed to the big screen. The site goes on to confirm that Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer will be directing the upcoming film. While Pirates of the Caribbean writer Terry Rossio will pen the script.
Archer & Armstrong first appeared in a series of the same name in 1992, created by former Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter, Wolverine: Weapon X writer/artist Barry Windsor-Smith and fan-favorite creator Bob Layton. The series centers around the unlikely friendship between Armstrong, an immortal warrior who has become a drunken self-styled philosopher throughout the centuries, and Archer, a teenage prodigy who has been trained since childhood to murder him.
This will be the first of many Valiant Comics being adapted as a feature-length film. However, this film will be created in-house then be shopped to all studios for release. This is separate from the 5-picture deal Valiant made with Sony to develop their other comic properties.
Archie & Armstrong have no set release date