1998: Oni Press publishes Whiteout, a 4-issue comic book miniseries written by Greg Rucka and illustrated by Steve Lieber.
2000: Whiteout is nominated for multiple Eisner Awards.
2001: Whiteout Volume 1 trade paperback published.
2007: At PAX 2007, Greg Rucka tell us that the Whiteout movie "[is] gonna look real pretty."
2009: First official trailer for Whiteout, starring Kate Beckinsale as U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko (apologies on behalf of YouTube for the unfortunate still image):
Movie opens in September. I remain cautiously optimistic.