Frank Miller's 'Hard Boiled' Comic Book Heading to the Big Screen
Fans who were eagerly awaiting 300: Rise of an Empire, the follow-up to Zack Snyder's original adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel 300, were dealt some bad news as the film (which takes place before, during and after the events of 300) was pushed back to a March 2014 release. But maybe news of another project bringing Miller's work to the big screen will help lessen the blow. Bleeding Cool recently sat down with Mukunda Michael Dewil, the director of Paul Walker's thriller Vehicle 19, and he revealed that he's currently working on an adaptation of Miller's 23-year-old comic miniseries Hard Boiled. More below!
For those who aren't familiar with Hard Boiled, here's a brief synopsis:
Carl Seltz is a suburban insurance investigator, a loving husband, and devoted father. Nixon is a berserk, homicidal tax collector racking up mind-boggling body counts in a diseased urban slaughterhouse. Unit Four is the ultimate robot killing machine - and the last hope of the future's enslaved mechanical servants. And they're all the same psychotic entity.
Yeah, that sounds like some pretty challenging material to bring to the big screen. As far back as 2001, Warner Bros. was trying to get an adaptation of this mini-series comic book with David Fincher directing and Nicolas Cage starring. Now that's a project people would flip out for today. We're going to assume that Dewil is working on the script and also attached to direct the film, but that may not be the case, so stay tuned as more information becomes available. It sounds like this project is in the nascent stages of development anyway, so it might be awhile before any solid information surfaces. Thoughts?