By Matt O'Bryant
What's up guys and gals,
Looks like Tom Hardy has finally found a comic book adaptation he likes. The hugely popular and in demand actor is looking to produce and most likely star in Vertigo comics gritty action comic 100 BULLETS.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
New Line and Tom Hardy are loading up on 100 Bullets.
In the first move since taking oversight of DC Entertainment’s Vertigo comics line from corporate sibling Warner Bros., New Line is developing an adaptation of the acclaimed comic byBrian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso.
Hardy, who played villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises as well as starred in this summer’s Mad Max: Fury Road, is on board to produce the adaptation with an eye to star. He will produce with Dean Baker via the duo’s Hardy Son & Baker production shingle.
The project is already down the line in development, having a script by Chris Borrelli, whose credits include the recent supernatural horror movie The Vatican Tapes.
Running for 100 issues from 1999 to 2009, the acclaimed comic centered on an enigmatic man named Agent Graves as he presents different people, for reasons unknown, with a gun, the identity of the person who ruined their lives … and a hundred rounds of untraceable ammunition.
Over the course of the series emerged a large crime saga that won accolades in the form of Eisner and Harvey Awards for Azzarello, Risso and the comic.
The plot for movie is being kept locked in a briefcase but insiders say the plan is to stay true to the comic.
No release date has been set for this film, we will keep you updated.
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SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER