Syfy Developing Frank Miller's DC Comics Series RONIN As A Mini-Series

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Syfy channel is adapting Frank Miller's limited DC Comic series Ronin as a mini-series. Hit the jump to share your thoughts.

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By nailbiter111 - 4/30/2014
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Syfy channel has decided to try their hands at adapting a comic book into a television project too. Seems every channel is trying to get into the comic book adaptation business. Times are good for comic book fans. This project that they're developing, is Ronin, which was a limited (six-issues) comic book series published between 1983 to 1984. It was written and illustrated by Frank Miller, who is best known for creating Sin City and 300, as well as his legendary runs in the 1980's on such titles as, Daredevil and Batman. A formal announcement should come April 30th at Syfy's upfront presentation. Who will writing the project? The Hollywood Reporter adds, "A search is under way for a writer and the exact number of episodes in the Syfy miniseries has not yet been determined."
Written by Frank Miller; Art by Frank Miller In this tale of a legendary warrior, the Ronin, a dishonored, masterless 13th century samurai, is mystically given a second chance to avenge his master's death. Finding himself suddenly reborn in a futuristic and corrupt 21st century New York City, the samurai discovers he has one last chance to regain his honor. But to do so, he must defeat the reincarnation of his master's killer, the ancient demon Agat. In a time and place both foreign and unfathomable to him, the Ronin stands against his greatest enemy with his life and more importantly, his soul at stake.
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Brainiac13 - 4/30/2014, 12:00 PM
Cool!
Gusto - 4/30/2014, 12:01 PM
SyFy?
Well...it's clearly in good hands.
Pasto - 4/30/2014, 12:02 PM
SyFy channel is easily the worst channel on television.
cipher - 4/30/2014, 12:04 PM
I haven't gotten around to readin' this one. I've heard about it, and I keep telling myself I'll take a look someday, but yeah.
Nomis - 4/30/2014, 12:06 PM
SYFY channel??? NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

For the love of King Kirby...keep them away from this!

A legendary Graphic novel such as this need to be done by a major studio that is willing to adapt this so it's not chessy! (No FOX)
Nubase - 4/30/2014, 12:15 PM
Sy Fy may of had some duds but they had battlestar galactica and the recent Helix, two top shows, if they provide the same production value as those those 2 shows it could be a winner
Gusto - 4/30/2014, 12:17 PM
I just hope they handle it with the
same level of care and professionalism
that they did with Mongolian Death Worm.
grif - 4/30/2014, 12:20 PM
syfy = garbage
ComicsBornAndBred - 4/30/2014, 12:21 PM
Love Ronin. Hopefully, this show doesn't suck. Syfy shows can be iffy. Would've loved to see it on HBO or Netflix
ComicsBornAndBred - 4/30/2014, 12:22 PM
It is samurai jack...kind of. Samurai jack traveled to different time periods though. I guess ronin inspired samurai jack.
SuperCat - 4/30/2014, 12:22 PM
Syfy has a few good shows, dammit! But mostly they suck :(
LEEE777 - 4/30/2014, 12:22 PM
Whats that?

The 7TH or 8TH DC television project?

Damn they gonna own the TV BOX!!!
LEEE777 - 4/30/2014, 12:25 PM
CaptainMurphy @ thanks :p

Damn TEN!

About time, it used to be all Trek on TV, not much of a Trekkie so this is TV heaven... this and the MARVEL lot and WALKING DEAD ; D
LEEE777 - 4/30/2014, 12:25 PM
MrSidTheSloth @ LMAO
Nomis - 4/30/2014, 12:27 PM
@ ComicsBornAndBred - HBO would've be perfect for this!

Plus there track record of producing quality shows is without question!
ThrotTheUnclean - 4/30/2014, 12:28 PM
I am a Frank Miller fan. I will give it a shot.
InfiniteMonkey - 4/30/2014, 12:29 PM
Better SyFy than Fox who just cancelled Almost Human.
Bloody idiots Fireflied another cool show.
ComradeGrey - 4/30/2014, 12:37 PM
Really interesting book, and very different from a lot of Miller's other work. This SyFy adaptation will probably suck.
soforizo - 4/30/2014, 12:47 PM
Not bad. Especially it being a miniseries, instead of dragging it. So we shall see.
ComicsBornAndBred - 4/30/2014, 12:49 PM
Syfy sucks at adaptation but they're great at original series soemtimes
seamuskeaneart - 4/30/2014, 12:53 PM
scify are also doing a DMZ TV SHOW.
RetroFit - 4/30/2014, 1:13 PM
SyFy? Really? I have no doubt it will be horrible and barely resemble the actual comic.
KIDDSOUL - 4/30/2014, 1:21 PM
Wait a minute at some point there was some talk of this being adapted into a movie...

"In 1998 Darren Aronofsky inked a deal with New Line Cinema for a film adaptation of the graphic novel. In 2007 Gianni Nunnari, producer of 300, announced he would be producing and Sylvain White, director of Stomp The Yard, directing the Ronin film adaptation."

Source...en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronin_(DC_Comics)
marvel72 - 4/30/2014, 1:29 PM
classic miller,it may be worth a look.
Dunejedi - 4/30/2014, 1:39 PM
That's too bad.

How in the hell did SyFy get their grubby paws on the rights to this? Did I miss a raffle or something?
Nomis - 4/30/2014, 1:40 PM
@ seamuskeaneart - WHAT?!?!?!?!?

DMZ is so right for HBO it's ridiculous!
CaptainAmerica31 - 4/30/2014, 2:02 PM
I heard Syfy is trying to transform it self into FX and AMC
Liverpool4life - 4/30/2014, 2:49 PM
The backstory to Ronin's publication is funny. Miller was going to originally publish it through Marvel's creator-owned Epic Comics line. He would have had complete ownership and control over the property. However, DC offered him a lot more cash up front, and Miller took their deal. However, DC's deal, just like Alan Moore and the Watchmen, had a written provision stating that the comic would revert to Moore and Dave Gibbons once the series went out of print. DC has kept these stories in trade paperback circulation for almost 30 years. The ownership has never reverted. Yet, Jim Starlin published Dreadstar through Epic around the same time and can control and profit from its development on the small or big screen.
Mothchild - 4/30/2014, 2:55 PM
Ronin is one of my earliest comic book memories. Also one of my all time favourite works. Great artwork and interesting story
MiracleMe - 4/30/2014, 3:11 PM
A GREAT, GREAT graphic novel (well it was first what was then called a maxi-series) but a tv mini series is how this would be best presented. Watchmen (a maxi series before collected into a graphic novel) should've been done that way and I hope one day will be). I love RONIN! And it's great news to hear! That it's SyFy is bad news though. Damn!!! I agree, HBO or Showtime or AMC or hell, even a broadcast network would've made the news better IMO.
TheAmericanPatriot - 4/30/2014, 3:44 PM
So who's the white guy they have in mine to play the Japanese Ronin?
Ronin90 - 4/30/2014, 4:40 PM
I am excited to see this, but unsure of how SyFy will handle it.
I can only hope for the best...
13echo - 5/1/2014, 12:27 AM
They already did this show its called Samurai Jack...
arsonjack - 5/1/2014, 2:04 AM
Anything but hant stupid channel
loki668 - 5/1/2014, 2:12 AM
Yeah......because NOTHING screams "high quality television" like the Syfy channel. They'll probably change his name to "Ronin McDonin" and have him open the most stoic fast-food burger franchise in the world.
Tempo - 5/1/2014, 3:52 AM
This was the comic that inspired this...

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DukeAcureds - 5/1/2014, 10:54 AM
I used to love this book, so intimitely, so long ago.
I half-expected to see a big screen version, when Frank Miller was taking off in Hollywood, mid-noughties. I even did a double take when that DeNiro actioner came out.
I really don't want to see a cheap and cheesy pile of crap tainting the vibe of the GN.
Could be really good, though. Could be. Probably won't be.
DukeAcureds - 5/1/2014, 10:58 AM
TheAmericanPatriot@ Funny you should say that, because he starts out as a fat white nerd.
superbatspiderman - 5/1/2014, 11:02 AM
I am probably not going to watch any more shows on Syfy unless it is something great. They canceled all of the shows that I liked on that channel so I will take my TV watching elsewhere.

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