Greg Rucka's 'Queen & Country' Coming To Film, Ryan Condal Hired As Screenwriter

Queen and CountryFans of writer Greg Rucka are counting down the days until the Kate Beckinsale-starring "Whiteout" hits theaters, but there's another comic book adaptation from the acclaimed wordsmith making its way to the big screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, screenwriter Ryan Condal will write "Queen & Country," an adaptation of the Oni Press comic series written and created by Rucka.

The film is currently set up at Fox and has already received one draft of the script from writer John Moore. Condal will take a second crack at the high-stakes adventure story.

The "Queen & Country" comic books focus on Tara Chace, a covert operative under the employ of the United Kingdom's Secret Intelligence Service. Chace's adventures have been detailed in numerous ways, including the Rucka-penned ongoing series, a handful of "Queen & Country: Declassified" miniseries and even some prose novels.

THR notes that the film version of "Queen & Country" pits a female Special Ops agent—presumably Chace—in a fugitive situation after carrying out a high-level assassination in Eastern Europe.

The movie is also described as a female version of "The Bourne Identity," a descriptor also used in conjunction with the Angelina Jolie-starring "Salt." It's also a similar premise to "The Insiders," the Jessica Alba-starring spy flick based on the French comic book of the same name.

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