Warren Ellis’ Gun Machine Going to Xbox Originals
Microsoft announced with their Xbox One that they’d be moving into original programming for the video game console turned entertainment center. On top of IDW’s announcement that Winterworld will be coming to the platform. Prolific writer Warren Ellis has announced that his novel Gun Machine will also be coming to the platform after false starts with Chermin and Fox.
The series will be written by Brett Conrad whose credits include Sons of Anarchy, The Killing, and Netflix’ upcoming Marco Polo project.
According to Ellis, in an email, the approach being taken is “let’s just adapt the book.” There’ll still be some alterations, but Ellis has approved them. This is a pretty straight up treatment of the novel.
After a shootout claims the life of his partner in a condemned tenement building on Pearl Street, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an apartment stacked high with guns. When examined, each weapon leads to a different, previously unsolved murder. Someone has been killing people for twenty years or more and storing the weapons together for some inexplicable purpose.
Confronted with the sudden emergence of hundreds of unsolved homicides, Tallow soon discovers that he’s walked into a veritable deal with the devil. An unholy bargain that has made possible the rise of some of Manhattan’s most prominent captains of industry. A hunter who performs his deadly acts as a sacrifice to the old gods of Manhattan, who may, quite simply, be the most prolific murderer in New York City’s history.
Should be interesting to see how this turns out and what else Xbox has in store for us!