– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Ridley Scott, the man who seems to put out as many movies a year as Marvel, is in the process of locking down another gig with 20th Century Fox, TheWrap is reporting.

The four-time Oscar-winning filmmaker may be up to direct the spy thriller Queen and Country. The film is based on the comic from writer Greg Rucka and artist Steve Rolston. The comic series ran for 32 issues over the course of six-and-a-half years.

Scott recently directed Alien: Covenant and All the Money in the World, both of which were released last year, and is currently underway with The Merlin Saga, which is based on the YA books of the same name. There’s no word yet on when they hope to shoot, but given that Scott has at least a couple other projects in the works, there’s no telling when the director will be hoping to fit this in his schedule.

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Below is the official synopsis for the graphic novel:

QUEEN & COUNTRY, the Eisner Award-winning and critically lauded espionage series from acclaimed novelist and comic book author Greg Rucka, is back in a new series of definitive editions collecting the entire classic series in just four affordable soft covers. In this first collection, readers are introduced to the thrilling and often-times devastating world of international espionage as SIS field agent Tara Chase is sent all over the world in service to her Queen & Country all the while Director of Operations Paul Crocker walks a narrow tightrope between his loyalty to his people and the political masters that must be served!”

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.