Monday, May 09, 2011

More Details on Film Adaptation of The Last Days of American Crime

The Last Days of American Crime by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini

The last we heard about the film adaptation of the comic The Last Days of American Crime was way back in November 2009, when Sam Worthington was cast in an unspecified role (but presumably the lead character, Graham Bricke). Now we're learning that F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job, Law Abiding Citizen) will direct a script written by Karl Gajdusek (Dead Like Me).

Published last year as a three volume series written by Rick Remender and illustrated by Greg Tocchini, the plotline involves a heist set in the not-too-distant future. The U.S. government plans -- in secret, of course -- 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.

Production is expected to begin later this year.

(Source: Deadline|New York.)


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