TV: A Demonic Curse Drives ‘Gunplay’

Fox21 has partnered with Platinum Studios to develop a TV series based on Platinum’s graphic novel “Gunplay.” Final Destination writer-producer Glen Morgan is on board to adapt the novel, created and written by Jorge Vega. “Gunplay” centers on Abner Meeks, a buffalo soldier condemned to roam the Old West with a hellish curse slung at his waist: a demonic shooting iron that forces him to kill once a day or suffer soul-searing pain. The film and TV division of Platinum Studios, whose library contains more than 5,600 characters, also is developing the features “Cowboys & Aliens,” “Unique,” “The Witchblade,” “Atlantis Rising,” “The Weapon” and “Mal Chance.” Morgan’s TV series credits include “The X-Files” (probably the best entry in the entire series) and “Millennium.”