Director Ben Wheatley’s High Rise got a mixed reception this year, but it was clear from interviews that he and star Tom Hiddleston enjoyed working together. Now they may be getting back together, as Deadline reports that Wheatley is planning an adaptation of Frank Miller’s 1990 graphic novel, Hard Boiled, which Hiddleston may star in.
Warner Brothers is backing the movie, which ‘focuses on insurance investigator Carl Seltz, who learns that he’s really a homicidal cyborg tax collector codenamed Nixon. A fellow robot informs him that he’s the last hope for their race to escape their programmed slavery.’ As this is Frank Miller, it’s even more nuts than that sounds, with multiple personalities, unusual characters and murky morality in play.
It’s not known when the movie might reach cinemas, and Hiddleston isn’t firmly attached yet, but it’s being developed as a star vehicle for him. Wheatley’s next film, Free Fire, is due in theatres early next year.