Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese graphic novels is getting a live-action series adaptation via Studiocanal and Frank Miller

Corto Maltese

Frank Miller ascendant? The week after the launch of the first two new series from his comic imprint Frank Miller Presents, news comes that Miller will be the creator, writer, and executive producer for a live-action adaptation of Hugo Pratt‘s Corto Maltese graphic novel series. In conjuction with Canal+, Studiocanal will develop six hourlong episodes.

Miller will be joined by Jemma Rodgers as EP and Silenn Thomas who is the CEO if Frank Miller Ink. Phil Tippett will oversee VFX. Studiocanal EVP Global Production Ron Halpern and Executive Managing Director TV Francoise Guyonnet will oversee for the studio.

Launched in 1967 by Pratt, Maltese is a sea captain whose adventures takes place in the early 20th century. The series ended in June 1989. The series ran from historical adventure to occult dream sequences. Animated films and an opera have been produced involving the character and a live-action film was to be released in 2020 but was cancelled due to legal problems.