Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Killer

Here's one that slipped under the radar over the last couple of months.

Before we produced Du Plomb Dans La Tete, my favorite French scribe Matz wrote a wonderful, quirky comic series Le Tueur (Casterman). It's worth checking out purely for artist Luc Jacamon's beautiful colour work. During the last year small US comic publisher Archaia Studios Press have started publication of an English translation, and early in November news came through that the series has now been optioned by Paramount for a major film, possibly staring Brad Pitt.

Now while Pitt wouldn't be my pick for the starring role, here's the clincher: the director is penciled in as David Fincher. Having already directed three of my all-time favorite films - Se7en, Fight Club, and this year's most underrated film, Zodiac - if Fincher actually gets to direct The Killer we are in for one very wild ride. It doesn't get much better that that!


Blogger D.TAYLOR said...

Thanks for the heads up on this Colin, I will be getting a copy for sure.
Glad you're still around by the way! I was starting to wonder what had happened to you!

4:18 AM  
Blogger Steven Sterlacchini said...

Yep, looks interesting, just ordered the hard back from my local comic shop. Cheers.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Steven Sterlacchini said...

Just finished reading the hardback. Very good. It would make a great film, but I think it would be really cool if it was a French film, with subtitles.

There's something about french films that this would really suit, especially the endless smoking which nearly started my wife smoking again after five years.

It's an interested character, morally ambiguous, reminded my of Button Man (2000ad) and The Accident Man (Toxic) but a lot more realistic and introspective.

4:31 AM  

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