John Woo to direct adaptation of Radical's "Caliber"

Fri, July 18th, 2008 at 1:23pm PDT

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Official Press Release

Radical Publishing is proud to announce that famed director, John Woo (Red Cliff, Mission Impossible 2) has signed on to direct the film adaptation of Caliber, based on Radical Publishing's Caliber: First Canon of Justice written and created by Sam Sarkar. Caliber will be produced by John Woo's Lion Rock Productions, Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil, and Radical Pictures, the motion picture production company of Radical Publishing. Sam Sarkar will be the screenwriter for the film.

"Having John Woo on board for this film and Johnny (Depp's) company producing is a dream come true." stated Radical Publishing President, Barry Levine. "I got to fly to China and see John Woo during the production of Red Cliff. During that time, Sam and I got to hear John's vision and thoughts on Caliber and we both agreed that he is the right kind of artist we needed to bring Sam's work to life. John Woo is a top tier director and we are all proud and excited to have him on board."

"For me as a writer, the dream of telling this story and opening up the world of Caliber goes back more than twelve years but I've been a fan of John Woo's for even longer than that. It is such a great honor for Barry and I to work with John and Terence on the realization of Caliber" states Caliber writer and screenwriter for the film, Sam Sarkar. "I think it is a chance to create something that will really entertain and resonate with people all over the world."

Terence Chang, longtime producing partner of John Woo at Lion Rock Production adds, "A big 'thank you' to Sam Sarkar for coming up with this brilliant idea, and to him and Barry for bringing it to me. I fell in love with it immediately and it is so perfect for John to direct."

Caliber: First Canon of Justice #1 2nd print is available to order through Diamond Comics Distributors and will ship in August of this year. Caliber: First Canon of Justice #1 2nd print will ship with 3 covers, two by for cover A (DCD# MAY088192), cover B (DCD# MAY088193), and one by Dave Wilkins for cover C (DCD# MAY088194).

Caliber: First Canon of Justice #2 (DCD# APR084072) is featured in April 2008 Diamond Previews catalogue and will ship in June of this year. Caliber: First Canon of Justice #2 will ship with two covers one by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau and Yasmine Putri of Imaginary Friends Studios and one by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau that will be distributed with 3 copies of cover A for every 1 copy of cover B.

Caliber: First Canon of Justice #3 (DCD# MAY084082) is featured in May 2008 Diamond Previews catalogue and will ship in July of this year. Caliber: First Canon of Justice #3 will ship with two covers, one by Tomm Coker for cover A and one by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau of Imaginary Friends Studios for cover B. Cover A will ship in 3:1 ratio to cover B.

Caliber: First Canon of Justice #4 is featured in June 2008 Diamond Previews catalogue and will ship in August of this year. Caliber: First Canon of Justice #4 will ship with two covers, one by Luis Royo for cover A (DCD# MAY088197) and one by Frederick Rambaud of Imaginary Friends Studios for cover B (DCD# MAY088198).

About Radical Publishing
Radical Publishing is founded by BARRY LEVINE (Producer for Lion Rock Production, Infinitum Nihil and Radical Pictures' CALIBER, Executive Producer for the in development Warner Brothers' REX MUNDI movie, written by JIM UHLS, starring JOHNNY DEPP and Universal Pictures' R.I.P.D), his protege JESSE BERGER, and longtime writer/publisher DAVID ELLIOTT (Atomeka Press and Tundra Publishing).

Radical Publishing is bringing the best in writing, storytelling and fully-painted cover and interior artwork to the global comic book market by prominent international talents such as YOSHITAKA AMANO, JOHN BOLTON, LUIS ROYO, JIM STERANKO, STEVE NILES, IAN EDGINTON, STEVE MOORE, SAM SARKAR, STJEPAN SEJIC, DAVE WILKINS, STEVE PUGH, JAMES HEFFRON, TOMM COKER, CLAYTON CRAIN, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, WETA WORKSHOP, IMAGINARY FRIENDS STUDIOS, and many more.

TAGS:  radical, caliber, john woo

 
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