Today it was announced via The Hollywood Reporter that AMC is working with Robert Kirkman to develop his newest book at Image Comics, Thief of Thieves.
A couple of quotes from Kirkman in the article:
“Much like The Walking Dead brought horror to television in a unique and groundbreaking way, I feel Thief of Thieves can do the same thing for heist stories, showing the humanity of all the characters, including the criminals.”
“AMC recognizes the limitless ideas generated by the comic industry. Their dedication to bringing The Walking Dead to life as a TV show has been key to its success and I’m excited about the potential of Thief of Thieves to reach similar levels of success.”
In addition to Robert Kirkman, current The Walking Dead producer David Alpert and former The Walking Dead producer Chic Eglee (who is also currently working on the Powers pilot at FX, which is apparently being completely re-done) are also developing the series.
Thief of Thieves is from writers Robert Kirkman and Nick Spencer and was designed to work in a collaborative fashion much like a television series so it’s no surprise that this was teed up and ready to go for AMC.
The third issue of Thief of Thieves hits stores today. All three are available at Graphicly.