Universal Pictures and World War Z director Marc Forster have teamed up to bring Cowboy Ninja Viking to the big screen.

The film follows a secret government program to turn schizophrenics into assassins. The main character comes through the program with the skill sets of a cowboy, ninja and a viking. While most of the patients involved in the program are sent back to insane asylum after the program went awry in Iraq, he escapes and uses his skills to track down the billionaire who masterminded the program.

The script was original in the hands of Disney, but was deemed too edgy for Disney's family film mandate.

The project is written by AJ Lieberman and artist Riley Rossmo from Image Comics. Guymon Casady, Ben Forkner, Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff from MG360 will be producing.

This project is still in development.