Tom Hardy may have had to step away from the comic book adaptation Suicide Squad due to his commitment to the overrunning The Revenant shoot, but he’s not completely leaving the comic world as he’s set to produce a film version of the Vertigo Comic, 100 Bullets.
THR says of the property, ‘Running for 100 issues from 1999 to 2009, the acclaimed comic centered on an enigmatic man named Agent Graves as he presents different people, for reasons unknown, with a gun, the identity of the person who ruined their lives … and a hundred rounds of untraceable ammunition. Over the course of the series emerged a large crime saga that won accolades in the form of Eisner and Harvey Awards for Azzarello, Risso and the comic. The plot for movie is being kept locked in a briefcase but insiders say the plan is to stay true to the comic.’
It sounds like the film Hardy was talking about recently when he teased a return to the DC Comics world (Vertigo is a DC imprint), where he said, “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 a psychological fuckfest, it’s absolutely awesome. It’s as if you would take Transmetropolitan and make it happen, but it’s not that out there [as in a futuristic cyberpunk world]. It’s something which is much more real world. It could be like Heat, it could be fucking awesome.”
At the moment Tom is purely set to produce, although it’s being put together as a movie for him to star in, although he won’t fully commit to that until development is a bit further down the line.