Sleeper Cell creators, Crysis Voris and Ethan Reiff are now signed on to write the live-action television adaptation of the Noir anime.
More information after the break.
Noir, a 2001 anime series centered on two girl assassins, was originally green-lit for the Starz television network last June. Steven Lightfoot was originally set as the writer for the adaptation, but was replaced by Sean Jablonski last October, who was also listed as being the showrunner of the series. It’s unknown if Voris or Reiff will replace Jablonski as the showrunner.
Starz CEO Chris Albrecht noted that the project was put on hold after Jablonski replaced Lightfoot but that it had “already incurred some production costs, including building sets.”
It was initially set to air in summer 2012. It’s unknown when it will air now.
Executive producers Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, The Evil Dead, Spartacus: Blood and Sand), Bob Tapert (The Evil Dead, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Xena, Legend of the Seeker), Joshua Donen and Bill Hamm will remain with the project.