Liberty Media CEO Discusses Q2 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - the most juicy bit of the entire transcript was the news about Noir:
You may have read during the quarter about a third Starz original series planned for 2012, Noir. I can confirm that this project has been preproduction and scheduled to debut in the summer of 2012. Noir is based on the famous Japanese anime series. The Starz original will be a live action adaptation from Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Josh Donen, a key part of the creative force behind the successful Spartacus franchise.