After Warner Bros. announced that New Line Cinema would be handling all the DC Comics Vertigo titles development back in June, many have wondered which titles would get the big screen treatment. At the time of that announcement, Warner passed New Line the already in production Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Sandman film. Now you can add 100 Bullets, created by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, to the budding list of Vertigo movie titles. Word is making the Internet rounds that Tom Hardy ( Mad Max: Fury Road, Warrior) has joined the 100 Bullets team as a producer and is in talks to take a starring role. (more…)
Comic/graphic novel 100 Bullets is being discussed as a potential TV drama set to air on the Showtime Network, and David S. Goyer is set to write and be the executive producer. On comic book adaptations Goyer is no newb, and his name has been behind some very popular comic franchises. He’s written all three Blade movies, and directed the final one. His most recent, and high profile work has included co-writing the screenplay for Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises. Additionally, he wrote the story and screenplay for Man of Steel, the new Superman movie produced by Nolan, directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill. This guy has paid his dues handsomely for all the different projects he’s worked on, and I trust that he show us what type of skills he’s got in adaptation of this comic that Deadline.com describes as a
“…dark, noir-style story about the attempt by one man, the mysterious Agent Graves, to destroy a secret group of families that control most of the world’s wealth and power, and it also poses a classic moral question, “If you could get away with murdering the person who ruined your life, would you do it?” The book’s starting-off point is Graves giving ordinary people who have been wronged a pistol and a briefcase with 100 untracable bullets, offering them to exact justice for themselves with no danger of being caught. The self-contained storylines eventually blend into a sprawling crime saga where everything — and everyone — is connected as Graves takes on a multinational clandestine organization named The Trust.”
It will be a challenge realistically portraying the mental and emotional struggle that this conflicting topic brings up. I’m sure Goyer is up to the challenge! (Dexter was a book before it became a show, and this is a comic turning into a show) Do you think this is unique enough to compete with Dexter or will literature beat comics senseless?