The TV show Haven, based on the books by Stephen King, ran for three reasons and was the result of the last Piller/Segan and Hard Case Crime partnership.
Last week, Hard Case Crime and Titan Comics revealed Gun Honey complete with racy bikini art, and it’s that same 4-part comic book that will be the next TV adaptation.
We’re not being told Gun Honey is being optioned; we’re being told that the story of weapons finder Joanna Tan is being made.
On the TV side, there’s Piller/Segan, producers of Private Eyes, Haven, Greek, Wildfire, and The Dead Zone, and Malaysia-based Double Vision, the production arm of the Vision New Media Group and the award-winning producers behind the acclaimed Asian adaptation of The Bridge.
Written by Charles Ardai, illustrated by Ang Hor Kheng, the comic book’s first issue is due out in late September.
… Singapore-born weapons expert Joanna Tan, the best in the world at providing her clients with the perfect weapon at the perfect moment. When her new assignment leads to the escape of a brutal criminal from a high-security prison, Joanna is forced to track him down – and to confront secrets about her own past that will challenge her sense of who she is.
Lloyd Segan, a founding partner at Piller/Segan, told the press;
We look forward to continuing our creative partnership with Charles, in concert with our friends and colleagues, Min Lim and Chi-Ren Choong at Double Vision, as we collectively bring GUN HONEY to the screen,
Min Lim, Head of Production at Double Vision, added;
I started reading GUN HONEY and I didn’t put it down till I’d finished the whole thing. Finding a fresh take on the femme fatale is not easy to do, but Charles did exactly that with Joanna and GUN HONEY and as Malaysians, we are incredibly excited to work on bringing an authentic South East Asian character to the screen in a big way. And, to be able to do it with Charles and our partners at Piller/Segan is just the icing on the cake!”
Author Charles Ardai concluded;
The heart of GUN HONEY is Joanna Tan – who she is and where she comes from – and I can’t imagine better partners to bring her story to life with authenticity and incredible filmmaking talent than Double Vision. I am a huge fan of their work on The Bridge and can’t wait to see what they have in store for Joanna. And the opportunity to work with Piller/Segan again is a joy: working with Lloyd and his team to make Haven was an extraordinary experience.”
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