Not to be confused with John Woo’s Lat sau san taam which was known on this side of the pond as Hard Boiled, Frank Miller’s early 90s comic series looks to be headed into talks to be a film again.
In 2001 talks said Warner Brothers was in negotiations with Miller to adapt the comic book into a feature film, David Fincher set to direct and Nicholas Cage to star. But now we get new news that this is getting a tiny bit closer to reality, but not like the first time.
The acclaimed three-issue miniseries is once again inching closer to a Hollywood reality, this time under the tutelage of “Spirit” producer Deborah Del Prete.“We’re talking about [it],” Miller declared to us at NY Comic Con. “I’ve got a really unusual way I want to do it.”
But that’s not all…after co-directing “Sin City” and single-handedly helming the upcoming adaptation of Will Eisner’s “The Spirit,” Miller has decided that the only person he’d want directing a “Hard Boiled” movie is himself.
So Miller looks like he is going to dive head first into directing this himself, and with his past outtings, it doesn’t seem like a bad thing.
I am a big comics fan, and Miller seems to always knock it out of the park on the page, so I have high hopes for this master storyteller.