Fans of Kiss Me Deadly may be in for one hell of a story here.
Deadline is reporting that WB has nabbed up the rights Mickey Spillane’s iconic noir novel character, and ultimate cinematic legend, Mike Hammer. Seen in films like the Criterion approved Kiss Me Deadly, the character was fodder for a cavalcade of novels and big screen adaptations, as well as a couple of televisions series.
The studio has bought the film rights to the collection of novels featuring Hammer, and apparently the studio is all over this project. Writers have been approached for the screenplay, and one would have to assume that WB has a list of filmmakers that they’d love to see take up this picture or pictures. A fan of crime films like Ben Affleck would have to be first on the studio’s list for a project like this, and we all know the list of directors WB loves to work with. David Yates will likely be up for it, and who knows who else. All I do know is that I can’t wait to see what comes of this hard boiled icon in this new generation.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-6-7fwwnLw&version=3&hl=en_US]