Not content having portrayed X-Men‘s Kitty Pryde and been the star of a video game, actress Ellen Page continues her geek-streak career by bringing a popular Oni Press comic book series to the big screen. Variety reports that Ellen Page has been tapped to bring British Intelligence agent Tara Chace to life in the film adaptation of Greg Rucka’s comic series Queen & Country as she races to stop an international terrorist plot (is there any other kind?) after her identity is compromised, all while struggling with her tortured past.
Variety claims that Fox has had their eye on Page to star as Chace for a while after working with the actress in several Fox and Fox Searchlight films. The hope is that Queen & Country does for Page what the Bourne series has done for Matt Damon – set up a long running franchise to build around the actor.
Rucka, perhaps best known for his work on the DC comics series Gotham Central, has written 32 issues of the series plus an additional three spin-off novels, all featuring Tara Chace. The feature script is written by John Rogers, who created TNT’s Leverage (which was great), but who also wrote Halle Berry’s Catwoman film… so the quality of the film could depend heavily on the director’s involvement, and as of this writing no director has been named.