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Is there going to be a female Indiana Jones now?

Disney has picked up the rights to a graphic novel series described as ‘the female Indiana Jones.’

hollywood Updated: Jun 01, 2016 16:56 IST
The book, named Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, follows the titular protagonist as she treads the globe performing high-stakes action.
The book, named Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, follows the titular protagonist as she treads the globe performing high-stakes action.

Disney has picked up the rights to a graphic novel series described as ‘the female Indiana Jones.’

Reportedly, the first book in the series will be adapted into a 19th century-set live action film beginning with a prison escape in Turkey, says the Independent.

The book, named Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, follows the titular protagonist as she treads the globe performing high-stakes action such as battling pirates and travelling around on her flying boat.

Author Tony Cliff released the book back in 2013 whereupon it became a New York Times bestseller.

Read: Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford reunite for fifth Indiana Jones movie

Disney recently acquired Lucasfilm, consequently claiming the rights to both Star Wars and Indiana Jones. A fifth Indiana Jones movie starring Harrison Ford and directed by Steven Spielberg is already in the works.

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