Tom Hardy is producing the video game adaptation Splinter Cell, with an eye to starring as well. Now he’s also doing the same double-duty on a Vertigo comic book property: Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso‘s 100 Bullets, a sprawling crime saga which begins with one man who gives people who have been wronged the chance to exact violence revenge by giving them an untraceable pistol and one hundred bullets.
The book is at New Line, where most of the Vertigo titles are now housed, and since there’s already a script for the 100 Bullets movie, by Chris Borrelli (The Vatican Tapes) maybe we’ll see things moving forward more quickly than normal. Read More »
Writing about screenplay buys can be difficult — there isn’t often a lot of detail about a story and without creative talent beyond the writer and producer, we’re often left to do little more than speculate about what the finished product might be like.
But what the hell, we’ll do it anyway. Three big script deals hit the trades in the last day: Hammer Films picked up Wake, written by Chris Borrelli, who has appeared on the Black List in the past. New writer Zach Dean sold Layover. And Stephen Schiff is writing a biopic of Albert Einstein for OddLot Entertainment. Read More »
Universal has purchased David Guggenheim‘s spec Safe House for $600k against $900k, winning out against two other movie studios in a bidding war. The action thriller tells the story of a CIA agent who becomes the only survivor after a CIA safe house attack, and must help a dangerous prisoner avoid being killed as they escape to a second safe house, “outmaneuvering various forces that want them both dead.”
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