Though Tom Hardy’s comic book role as Bane might be one of the most mocked geek culture movie appearances (until last week’s release of Fantastic Four), he’s not done with the genre and has actually just announced that he’ll be producing, and possibly starring in, a film adaptation of 100 Bullets. This is pretty interesting as most fans think Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s graphic novel series is much better suited to the serial treatment. In fact, that’s what David Goyer was planning to do for Showtime back in 2011.
He’ll be producing the DC/ Vertigo project with New Line Cinema.
If you aren’t familiar with the series, here’s the gist of it from Collider:
A man named Agent Graves comes to you with a briefcase. Inside the briefcase are a gun, 100 rounds of ammo, and the evidence proving that a certain person ruined your life. You’re told that if you use the gun and bullets provided to kill this person, no law enforcement agency will come after you. Would you take it?
From there, the novel sprawls across plenty of characters and stretches all the way back to the first American settlers.