EuropaCorp has picked up the rights to American Flagg, the satirical comic book by Howard Chaykin.
Luc Besson's production company will develop the property for a TV show, according to Deadline. Chaykin will executive produce the project.
Originally published by First Comics in 1983, other creators to work on the series include Lynn Varney, Steven Grant, J.M. DeMatteis, and Mark Badger. The synopsis:
In 2031, chaos is the new world order. Worldwide nuclear and chemical conflict, environmental disasters and nationalism have driven the United States government — and the corporations that own it — to the relative safety of the planet Mars. The government and its parent companies, now renamed the PLEX, run things in absentia from the red planet. The only real law on Earth is enforced by the Plexus Rangers. Reuben Flagg was the star of a television series dramatizing the fictional adventures of one such Plexus Ranger. When Flagg was replaced by a hologram, he was drafted into the Plexus Rangers and assigned to protect the city of Chicago. Along with Raul, the smartest talking cat alive, and Luther Ironheart, the stupidest robot ever, and surrounded by a bevy of the most beautiful women of the 21st century, Flagg faces an uphill battle protecting and defending the American way of life…or rather, what's left of it.
After fifty issues, nobody ever figured out how to correctly spell "flag." We'll keep you updated on this project.