The birth of a gunslinger...
On the way to a new life on the frontier, a five-year-old GIRL’s parents are murdered by highwaymen. Orphaned, The Girl is taken in by her mysterious UNCLE, an ex-Confederate turned bounty hunter—not a man who ever wanted to raise a child. But The Girl demands he take her in because she knows that he is the man who will make her parents’ killers pay. And they will pay in blood.
Every day, The Girl pushes her Uncle to go after the people who killed "ma and pa.” At the age of ten, her Uncle finally teaches her to shoot. Like him, The Girl is a natural sharpshooter... a crack shot. She has more natural talent with a gun than anyone he has ever seen. It scares the Uncle to think what could become of her if she joined the "killin' trade."
As she grows, the bond between them grows, and he begins to see her as his own daughter. But just when The Uncle is about to hang up his gun for good, a band of outlaws murders him and burns their ranch, leaving The Girl—now 18—for dead in their burning house. But The Girl survives the fire and now, orphaned once again, has only one drive: vengeance. With no one else willing to go after the outlaws, The Girl grabs her gun and takes justice into her own hands.
It's near impossible to get a movie made of an original story these days--particularly when the story is a female led action-adventure set in the old west.
Girl With No Name is a Slamdance award-winning script currently in development with CO-OP Entertainment and Legion M. Picture a fast paced action-adventure with a strong female lead (think Katniss from The Hunger Games or Ripley from Alien) set in a highly visualized (think 300 or Kingsmen) version of the old west.
Sound kick ass? We think so! But it can be hard to get Hollywood to pay attention to a story like this.
So we thought, why not start with a comic book?
We realized in the process of developing this film that there was a golden opportunity to start with a comic book. To begin with--what better medium to test and experiment with visual styles than comics? What better community than Kickstarter (and Legion M!) to engage with the most passionate fans on the planet? What better way to demonstrate that people want to hear this story?
So we developed the Girl With No Name Issue #1 First Edition comic book. It's the perfect origin story for our heroine and a fantastic introduction to her universe. Plus we put together a slew of cool rewards--from limited edition covers to mugs and pins--for those who want to be a part of it.
Become a Founding Fan!
When you back this project, you are getting more than just a comic book--you are also reserving a seat at the table as we work to bring Girl With No Name to the big screen. Every package includes access to a series of interactive, online meetings with the comic book editor, the director and producers that gives you the opportunity to ask questions and share your feedback. Whether it's providing observations to the artwork, asking questions of the creators, or sharing ideas for casting, this is your chance to become a FOUNDING FAN for the Girl With No Name Franchise, and help us in our quest to bring her story to the big screen!
At Legion M, we believe the value of your feedback is far more important than the value of your bank account. Whether you're contributing $5 for a PDF of the comic or several hundred dollars for all-inclusive perks, we want to give EVERYONE the opportunity be part of the Girl With No Name franchise.
Comic Book Packages
When you participate in this Kickstarter--even at the $5 level--you are securing your place at a series of online, interactive development meetings as we work to bring Girl with No Name from the pages of a comic book to the big screen. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to brag to all of your friends about how you helped shape a movie!
Using an online platform called "Shindig," the creative team has the ability to interact directly with a large audience. The way it works is simple--we send you a dedicated link ahead of time and you get online. Once the meeting starts, you can interact with other backers, use the platform's chat rooms, and if you want to ask a question, simply "raise your hand" by clicking a button. If you have a working webcam, you might even be invited to take the "stage" with the creatives to ask a question live! This interactive and fun platform is a lot like getting to ask a question at a comic con panel. We can't wait to hear your feedback--it may spark an idea that makes it into the movie (or if we're really successful--another comic book)!
In general, the meetings will be structured no longer than one hour each. The first half will be spent hearing news and updates from the creative team, while the second half will be opened up to questions and input from the audience. We will schedule them ahead of time so you don't have to last-minute cancel your dinner date, put off working out, or tell your teacher that your dog ate your homework. That's how we roll.
Check out this Shindig Legion M hosted with director Dean Devlin (Stargate, Independence Day, "The Librarians") to see how it works.
Girl With No Name Cover Variants
One of the first ways we're using your feedback to develop the film is by choosing the cover artwork. We have three very different cover art options--two by Tula Lotay and one by Dani Strips (in order from left to right), and we want to learn which ones resonate with YOU. When you buy a copy of the comic, you will have the opportunity to choose which of these three covers you want on your book. The most popular will become the standard cover going forward, and the other two will become limited editions exclusive to this Kickstarter. You can't lose!
Girl With No Name Exclusive Enamel Pin
Ride off into adventure with our heroine! These Girl With No Name enamel pins are available only to backers of this Kickstarter campaign.
Girl With No Name Two-Tone Mug
Drink your favorite hot (or cold) beverage from this beautiful two-tone mug! (Caution: Girl is holding two guns... don't get on her bad side.)
Girl With No Name T-Shirt Options
Another choice? Say it ain't so! We're offering three different t-shirts options so you can decide how to show your love for the Girl With No Name franchise. The most popular design will help us as we develop future merchandise.
Girl With No Name Limited Edition Prints Set
A set of four 8 x 10 hand-numbered limited edition (of 100) prints from GWNN. Each print will be autographed by the "Girl With No Name" creator who chose it: screenwriter Alex Ranarivelo, director Tanya Wexler, and artists Tula Lotay and Dani Strips.
Girl With No Name Photo Collage Credit in Comic Book
As a founding fan and one of the first supporters of the Girl With No Name comic book and franchise, we want to show YOU off! Everyone who backs this project at $40 or more will have the opportunity to submit their photo to be included in a two-page spread photo collage credit in the book!
Girl With No Name Hardcover Coffee Table Book
This hardcover coffee table version includes the comic (standard cover) along with over 100 additional pages of original concept art, pencil drawings, the complete comic book script, and more. Get a peek at how the sausage gets made, while making your coffee table look better than ever!
Girl With No Name Limited Edition Revolver Pin
These limited edition and numbered pins are limited to a run of 500. Not only that--they are are two part pins. The chamber actually spins! Be sure to check the safety is on before wearing!
(Art not final)
A1Shot Comic Book Format
This isn't your average comic book! The GWNN A1Shot is not only 36% larger in size (8.5" x 10.875", than a typical comic book (6.625" x 10.1875) it's also longer, with 40-pages of gorgeous art printed on heavy 70-pound gloss text paper and a card stock cover. The larger format allows for a particularly stunning two-page spread, and also distinguishes the book in your collection as unique.
**DISCLAIMER** Art is not final, and is used as a demonstration of merchandise, but does not necessarily represent final products.
Please note that shipping will be charged separately from perk packages and are determined by the costs of packaging, shipping, and handling. All packages are expected to begin shipping in June 2019.
We're proud to announce our partnership with BackerKit to allow our backers to add items on after the campaign ends. If you'd like to over-pledge in anticipation of any of these add-on items, here is our 'menu'!
As an equity crowdfunded company, Legion M loves Kickstarter! Kickstarter is a fantastic way for artists to realize their dreams and connect directly with their fans, and we support that!
We want to be clear--Legion M doesn’t need donations to produce the book--we already did that. As a fan-owned company, we feel that Kickstarter gives us a fantastic opportunity to bring fans closer to the creative process. We can take you behind the scenes, communicate directly about updates and opportunities, and create special packages that allow you to directly participate in the publication of the comic book, as well as the development of the feature film.
We believe Kickstarter is the perfect platform to connect with some of the most passionate and creative comic book fans in the world. We want to create a fully immersive opportunity for fans to dive into the Girl With No Name universe by engaging with us during the development of the feature film.
Not only that, but we believe Kickstarter will help us evaluate how the book and story is received. It’s a powerful way to develop a movie! All of our pre-sales through Kickstarter will have a direct impact on our ability to continue to do more comic book publishing for future Girl With No Name books, other Legion M properties, and package and finance the Girl With No Name feature film. So tell all your friends!
Thank you for supporting independent comic book publishing!
The "Girl With No Name" franchise has been covered by more than twenty individual media outlets, including The Hollywood Reporter, IMDb, SYFY Wire, Women and Hollywood, and Geek Girl Authority.
This female-led, Western revenge thriller comic book is produced, developed, financed, distributed, and published by Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company, in partnership with Co-Op Entertainment’s Laura Ivey and Tanya Wexler. Developed into a revolutionary format called A1Shot by AtomekART’s Dave Elliott, the comic will be published as a stand-alone, 40-page, oversized book containing a complete story pulled from scenes from the Slamdance award-winning screenplay of the same name by Alex Ranarivelo.
About Legion M
Legion M is the world's first fan-owned entertainment company that is revolutionizing the way entertainment is made in Hollywood by uniting a growing fan community of 75,000+ members including more than 16,000 fan-owners. Through its fan-owned business model, Legion M invests in a diverse slate of original projects in various stages of development, including the feature film and comic book Girl With No Name; multiple original television series including Evermor, Airship Cowboys, and Malice; as well as interactive and VR-based projects, including "ICONS: Face to Face" starring Stan Lee and Kevin Smith.
Legion M also invests in partner productions, including the critically acclaimed Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis and directed by Nacho Vigalondo, the instant cult classic Mandy starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Panos Cosmatos, and Bad Samaritan starring David Tennant and directed and produced by Dean Devlin. To learn more about Legion M and become an owner of your very own movie production company, visit legionm.com.
Participating in this Kickstarter campaign is NOT an investment in Legion M or in the Girl With No Name feature film. To find out more about Legion M, please visit www.LegionM.com.
Risks and challenges
The book is finished, but there could be publishing or manufacturing delays on the book or merchandise due to unforeseen circumstances. Legion M will keep all Kickstarter participants informed about the publication and shipping process.
Feedback packages (i.e., portfolio review, script review, etc.) will take up to six months to complete, and are subject to the availability of the executives giving direct feedback.
This page also discusses forward-looking statements about the feature film Girl With No Name. Please note that while the film is in development, this is not a guarantee that the film will be produced.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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