Ben Wheatley and Tom Hiddleston are likely to continue the partnership they formed on “High-Rise,” reports Deadline. Warner Bros. is developing an adaptation of Frank Miller and Geof Darrow’s comic book “Hard Boiled” and are looking to have Wheatley direct and Hiddleston star.
Both have been especially busy of late: Wheatley just premiered “Free Fire” at the Toronto International Film Festival, while Hiddleston starred in AMC’s “The Night Manager” miniseries and has “Kong: Skull Island” on the way as well. “Hard Boiled,” a three-issue miniseries that was published by Dark Horse Comics between 1990 and 1992, tells of insurance investigator Carl Seltz, who lives in a dystopian Los Angeles and becomes a RoboCop-like cyborg tax collector with murderous tendencies, because why not.
The film will be a co-production of Solipsist Entertainment (who brought Miller’s “Sin City” to the silver screen) and Hollywood Gang (who did likewise with “300”), with Stephen L’Heureux, Bernie Goldmann and Gianni Nunnari serving as producers.