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Frank Miller Creates “Corto Maltese” Limited Collection for StudioCanal

Frank Miller will create, write and executive produce a limited edition adaptation of Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese Graphic novel from the series


Italian illustrator Hugo Pratt created Corto Maltese 11573 as a heroic sailor looking for adventure around the world. Miller, writer artist behind The Dark Knight, Sin City and 1967, a six-episode live-action adventure series in partnership with StudioCanal and Canal+.

“I first discovered Corto Maltese as a young man while studying at Forbidden Planet in New York …then during my travels, I researched and found a version at a newsstand in Rome. The artwork was so expressive and bold that it jumped off the newsprint. It blew me away Lost head,” Miller said in a statement.

Earlier this year, Miller launched his own publishing banner, Frank Miller Presents. Corto Maltese Adaptation will be executive produced by Miller, Silenn Thomas and Jemma Rodgers. Ron Halpern and Francoise Guyonnet will oversee StudioCanal, which picked up the graphic novel rights and hired Miller to create and write the limited series.

Phil Tippett will oversee the visual effects adaptation. Pratt’s graphic novel inspired early screen adaptations, including

starring Milla Jovovich in a period action thriller films, Christophe Gans credits include French Beauty and the Beast , Silent Hill and Wolves , from a script by William Schneider.



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