Universal has picked up the rights to crime thriller 2 Guns, the graphic novel from Boom! Studios. Marc Platt will produce via his Marc Platt Prods. banner along with Boom! co-founders Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Guns was written by Steven Grant with art by Mat Santolouco, and follows a DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who are unwittingly investigating each other and who steal mob money for the good guys. They realize later that the mob actually got them to steal $50 million from the CIA.
The project is targeted to be a throwback to classic '80s buddy cop movies in the vein of Lethal Weapon and 48 Hrs., but with a modern spin.
No production date has been set.