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Disney picks up the rights to “female Indiana Jones” graphic novel series

(Image: First Second Books, Delilah Dirk And The Turkish Lieutenant)
(Image: First Second Books, Delilah Dirk And The Turkish Lieutenant)

Despite all of the ancient warnings not to do so, Disney is intent on opening the proverbial ark and unleashing a fifth Indiana Jones movie that will melt all of our faces and/or make our heads explode. While that’s in the works, though, Disney will also be developing a movie based on Tony Cliff’s Delilah Dirk graphic novel series, which stars a character that Deadline describes as “a female Indiana Jones.” The stories are set in the early 19th century, and Delilah herself is apparently an expert sword-fighter who “battles pirates and escapes on her flying boat while seeking adventures around the globe.” This movie will adapt the first Delilah book, which sees her escaping from a prison in Turkey and teaming up with “a mild-mannered officer named Selim who becomes her sidekick.”

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Deadline says the adaptation will be a live-action film, so Disney will probably set it up to be a desperately needed big budget, female-led action franchise.

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