A big screen adaptation of 100 Bullets is in the works at New Line Cinema, with actor/filmmaker Tom Hardy set to produce and possibly star. The Mad Max: Fury Road hero will be producing alongside Dean Baker via the duo's Hardy Son & Baker banner.
100 Bullets comes from DC Entertainment's Vertigo comics imprint, created by writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso. Substantial progress has been made on the adaptation. The project already has a script, written by Chris Borrelli, best known for the recently released horror thriller The Vatican Tapes.
Running from 1999 to 2009, the popular revenge-themed comic followed the enigmatic Agent Graves as, for unknown reasons, he gave various people a gun, 100 rounds of untraceable ammunition and the identity of the individual who ruined their lives.
Earlier in the year, without revealing the title, Hardy teased the project in an interview with Collider, saying: "It's really good actually. It contains elements of all kinds of stuff, from Ocean's Eleven to Batman, you can get all the wrappers out and it would be a big, really cool, Technicolor Pulp Fiction . . . it's absolutely awesome. It's as if you would take Transmetropolitan and make it happen, but it's not that out there. It's something which is much more real world."
This is not the first time filmmakers have tried to adapt this award-winning crime saga. At one point, it was in development with Akiva Goldsman's Weed Road. A potential TV series once was brewing with David Goyer on board.
Little information is available about the plot, except that those involved are planning to stay true to the comic.
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