Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sam Worthington Cast in Film Adaptation of The Last Days of American Crime

The Last Days of American Crime by Rick Remender

Mania.com is reporting that Sam Worthington (Avatar) has been cast to appear in the film adaptation of the soon-to-be-published graphic novel series The Last Days of American Crime, written by Rick Remender and illustrated by Greg Tocchini.

About the book: In the not-too-distant future as a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans in secret to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. To keep this from the public, the government creates a distraction, installing a new currency system using digital charge cards. Enter: Graham Bricke. A career criminal never quite able to hit the big score, Graham intends to steal one of the charging stations, skip the country and live off unlimited funds for the rest of his life. But the media has leaked news of the anti-crime signal one week before it was to go live ... and now Graham and his team have just a few days to turn the crime of the century into the last crime in American history.

"It's really motivated by [David] Mamet's Heist film and James Ellroy's [novel] American Tabloid," Remender explained. "Ellroy being an example of the kind of hard-boiled crime that has a socio-political backdrop and Mamet's Heist a very well-thought out film that focuses on the heist itself."

The Last Days of American Crime (Book 1) publishes January 19, 2010, with the second book in the series two months later.

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