Walt Disney Pictures Plans to Bring Delilah Dirk to the Big Screen

Posted by at 11:42 am on May 27, 2016


Walt Disney Pictures has plans to bring to the big screen a new female action hero as Deadline today reports that the studio is planning a Delilah Dirk movie, based on writer and artist Tony Cliff‘s acclaimed serialized web comic about the “International Mistress of Swordsmanship.” It sounds like the Delilah Dirk movie will collect the adventure tale’s first arc, Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lietutenant. Collected in 2013 by First Second Books, Turkish Lieutenant is officially described as follows:

Lovable ne’er-do-well Delilah Dirk is an adventurer for the 19th century. She has traveled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she’s picked up on the way, Delilah’s adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her newfound friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan’s guards, leaves angry pirates in the dust, and fights her way through the countryside. For Delilah, one adventure leads to the next in this thrilling and funny installment in her exciting life.

The Delilah Dirk movie will be produced by Justin Giritkian alongside Vertigo Entertainment’s Roy Lee and Mark Mower. Miri Yoon, meanwhile, will oversee for Vertigo Entertainment with Tendo Nagenda and Chaz Salembier doing likewise for Walt Disney Pictures.

If you’re not already familiar with the world of Delilah Dirk, be sure to visit DelilahDirk.com where you can read the first 80 pages of Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lietutenant for free. The second book in the series, Delilah Dirk and the King’s Shilling, was collected and published earlier this year.


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