Alt-Soviet epic The Red Star could become the wildest show on TV

Christian Gossett’s The Red Star remains one of the most unusual comics of the past decade or so — an alternate history of the U.S.S.R. that mixes futuristic technology and sorcery. This sprawling saga was going to be a movie directed by Josh Trank — but now sources tell io9 it’s in development for television instead.

According to inside sources, Warner Bros. has lost the movie rights to The Red Star, which The Chronicle director Josh Trank was attached to direct.

Instead, the rights have moved to writing/producing duo Ashley Edward Miller and Zack Stentz, who co-wrote Thor and X-Men: First Class and worked on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Sources tell us that Miller and Stentz are planning a TV adaptation instead of a movie. Original Film, which was producing the film version, is still involved. They’re hoping to sell Red Star to a premium cable network.

Red Star follows Maya Antares through wars in alternate versions of Afghanistan and Chechnya, and uses fantastical technology and magic to show a very different version of the Soviet Union, called the United Republics of the Red Star.

The series began in 1999, and its depiction of war in Afghanistan helped educate a lot of people about actual Afghan history after 9/11. In addition to its unusual blend of super-science, magic and alt-history, this comic also had unique visuals, thanks in part to its production process that used 3-D modeling and design elements to assemble every page.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Team Red Star!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Team Red Star!

Keep an eye out in 2014 for great news from The Red Star!!!

Have a great holiday season.
Team Red Star

Christian’s artwork included in OUTSIDE THE LINES

We are happy to announce that Christian’s art was included in

The Launch party yesterday was a huge success.
Congratulations for a job well done.
Outside the Lines: An Artists’ Coloring Book for Giant Imaginations
Join us for the book launch of OUTSIDE THE LINES: AN ARTISTS’ COLORING BOOK FOR GIANT IMAGINATIONS, a striking collection of illustrations from more than 100 creative masterminds, including animators, cartoonists, fine artists, graphic artists, illustrators, musicians, outsider artists, photographers, street artists, and video game artists, curated by Souris Hong-Porretta. Enjoy DJ sets by Shepard Fairey and Dylan Nathan aka JEGA as well as activity stations for drawing and coloring. Over 50 artists will be on site to sign copies of the book.

CHRISTIAN GOSSETT to appear at San Diego Comicon International 2013!

GEEK Magazine and Christian Gossett join together 

 to bring you new Red Star content: 

Join the team at Comicon

for a sneak peek of this exclusive project!

The Red Star Rises: 
GEEK talks with Christian Gossett

Friday, July 19, 2013
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Room 32AB
Also, be sure to pick up the EXCLUSIVE Rapidfire poster 

from the GEEK Booth #4014  (while supplies last!)

Christian will be available to sign the poster at the 
GEEK Booth #4014 during the following times:
THURSDAY:       3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
FRIDAY:            12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
SATURDAY:     11:00 PM – 1:00 PM 


See Christian at the following panels:

FRIDAY, July 19, 2013

10:00 – 11:00am – The Red Star Rises: Geek talks with Christian Gossett
Room 32AB
Legendary comic book creator Christian Gossett will be live on stage in conversation with GEEK magazine editor-in-chief David E. Williams as he discusses his pioneering and award-winning comic book series The Red Star (soon to be a major motion picture from Chronicle director Josh Trank for Warner Bros). They will be joined by Ana Alexander,Catherine Annette and Ashley Noel, who appear in an all-new Red Star comic book adventure Rapidfire, appearing exclusively in the pages of GEEK magazine. Gossett will also talk about his design work on such films as Peter Jackson’s King Kong and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland as well as inventing the famous two-sided light saber forTales of the Jedi and an Exclusive Red Star Comic-Con poster will be distributed to the first 100 attendees. Presented by GEEKRoom 32AB.
5:00 – 6:00pm – The Geek Star Wars Roundtable – Live On Stage! 
Sense a great disturbance in the Force? Don’t worry, it’s only the cover story of GEEK magazine coming to the stage of the San Diego Comic-Con as we once again re-convene our own Jedi Council roundtable to discuss our new hopes for the saga and the astounding developments in a galaxy far, far, away. Join Sam Witwer (Being Human, The Clone Wars),Kyle Newman (director, Fanboys), Steve Melching (writer, The Clone Wars), Jonathan Rinzler (author, The Making of Return of the JediChristian Gossett (artist, Tales of the Jedi) and GEEK founding publisher and Sith Lord Mark A. Altman (writer/producer, Free Enterprise) as they discuss the return of Han, Luke and Leia, the prequels, the end of The Clone Wars and J.J. Abrams’ epic challenge as Star Wars strikes back. Presented byGEEKRoom 7AB.
3:30– 5:30pm – Starship Smackdown™ Redux 3-D: Ultimate Platinum Collector’s Edition
The must-see panel of Comic-Con and Wondercon returns for another action-packed year as the greatest spaceships in the history of the universe converge in the ultimate conflagration for the highly-coveted Smackdown title in Comic-Con’s most scholarly and serious panel ever convened. Will the Starship Enterprise once again defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Can the Serenity make mincemeat out of the Battlestar Galactica? Can you get cell reception in the TARDIS? And will Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson once again suddenly show up to save the Spaceship of the Imagination from certain doom? Join our panel of expert spaceshipologists as they outwit, outplay and outphaser, starring Daren Dochterman (ST: TMP Special Edition), Chris Gossett (The Red Star: Rapidfire, Tales of the Jedi), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers: Prime), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, ST:TNG Blu-rays), Kathryn Reindl (Twisted, Twilight Zone) and the Gene Rayburn of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales, DOA: Dead Or Alive), along with some very special surprise guests. End your weekend the San Diego way with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all-time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown. All-new ships, all-new quips. Vote now for your favorite ships on Twitter andFacebook. Presented by GEEKRoom 6A