Frank Miller and Geof Darrow's Hard Boiled Starring Tom Hiddleston Anyone?

I'm always wary of posting rumors started by Hollywood gossip site Deadline because doing so once resulted in my receiving a thirty minute long bare bottom spanking from Dan Wickline, but in this particular case, it's probably worth the risk. Supposedly, Warner Bros is in negotiation to adapt Frank Miller and Geof "Geoff" "Jeff" Darrow's Hard Boiled as a feature film vehicle for Tom Hiddleston. The rumor says the film will be developed and directed by British director Ben Wheatley, and will be produced by an unholy alliance between the production company that made Miller's Sin City and the production company that made Miller's 300 (the production company that made Miller's The Spirit reportedly left more than 80 messages on Warner Bros' voicemail, none of which have been returned).

Hard Boiled is an Eisner Award winning three issue Dark Horse comic from the 1990s, and has nothing to do with eggs. Instead, it's about "insurance investigator Carl Seltz, who learns that he's really a homicidal cyborg tax collector codenamed Nixon. A fellow robot informs him that he's the last hope for their race to escape their programmed slavery." That's a lot more interesting than the egg thing. The movie was almost developed as a Nicholas Cage flick back in 2001, so we all dodged a bullet there.

Again, none of this is confirmed, so don't blame me if it doesn't turn out to be true. It's your own fault for reading these sleazy rumor articles, after all.


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