While David Slade went rather mainstream with Twilight: Eclipse, before his sejourn into the world of teen vampires he was the helmer of some pretty hardcore horrors such as Hard Candy and 30 Days Of Night. It appears he hopes to return to darker territory, although more noir than horror, as Variety report that Hunting Lane Films has acquired Ed Brubaker’s graphic novel Coward, with Slade signed on to direct.
Brubaker is adapting his own graphic novel, which centers on Leo, a master thief who can plan and execute any heist known to man, even though his world is populated with dirty cops, hustlers, and low-lifes. Coward, which won the Eisner award for best new series in 2007, is the first in a planned six-part series.
It isn’t known when the movie might go into production, but it isn’t likely to be for a while, as Slade is still scheduled to make the Dracula tale, The Last Voyage Of The Demeter, next.
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