Friday, October 19, 2012

Cinemystery: Warner Bros. Acquires Film Rights to Mickey Spillane Novels

Cinemystery: Crime Novels Adapted for Film

Warner Bros. has acquired the feature film rights to the "Mike Hammer" novels by Mickey Spillane.

Spillane introduced the New York City PI in 1947 in I, the Jury, and went on to write twelve more books in the series. Max Allan Collins has recently completed several of Spillane's unfinished manuscripts, and acts as his literary executor. Collins is listed as being an executive producer on the studio's film project.

This wouldn't be the first time that Mike Hammer has appeared on screen. Indeed, there are some eight or so films that have featured the character, and two television series, one starring Darren McGavin as the PI from the late 1950s and the other starring Stacy Keach from the mid-1980s and again in the mid-1990s.

Deadline has no further information about the studio's intent here, but we'd be guessing that any new "Hammer" film would be given a 21st century setting.

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I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane

I, the Jury
Mickey Spillane
A Mike Hammer Mystery (1st in series)
Dutton/Signet (1947)

PI Mike Hammer investigates the murder of his friend, Jack Williams, a former cop who served with Hammer.

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1 comment:

  1. this is great. spillane's books should come alive on the big screen. i know they will be a box office sucess.


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