According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has picked up the rights to Christian Gossett's award-winning comic book The Red Star, setting Night Watch filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov to develop with an eye to direct the fantasy sci-fi epic. Marc Platt is producing via his Marc Platt Prods. banner along with Bekmambetov via his Tengri banner, Jim Lemley and Jason Netter. Gossett and Ken Levin are executive producing.

Red Star is an epic war saga set in a reimagined Soviet Union where militarized sorcery and monolithic technology live side by side. The studio is out to writers to adapt the project.

Brian B.