Writer Joby Harold has been selected to adapt the Frank Miller miniseries Ronin for Warner Bros and after that Michael Reisman's children's fantasy novel Simon Bloom for Universal.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ronin which Miller wrote and drew in the early 1980s, centers on a masterless samurai who is reincarnated in a dystopic near-future New York populated by squatters, factions and mutants. The ronin must try to destroy a demon with a mystic sword, which also is found in New York.
Simon Bloom, which Universal picked up in a bidding war last year, revolves around an 11-year-old and his two friends who acquire possession of a physics book that enables them to alter the physical properties of the world, including gravity.
Harold is currently finishing Army of the Dead.