According to The Hollywood Reporter exclusively, Tom Hardy will be producing and possibly starring in the DC Comics imprint Vertigo comic book series 100 Bullets, that’ll be produced under Warner Bros. sister studio New Line Cinema. Few months back Tom Hardy teased a project he was working on with DC Comics, when he spoke on why he had to leave Suicide Squad, this is clearly that project.
The article reports that the project is already in development, having a script by Chris Borrelli, whose credits include the recent supernatural horror movie The Vatican Tapes.
The plot for movie is being secret but insiders say the plan is to stay true to the comic.
It seems Geoff Johns and Adam Schlagman are overseeing for the DC Comics movies while Richard Brener, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter will be on the Vertigo side for New Line, according to the wording of the article.
The article confirms that New Line is overseeing the adaptation of Sandman, which was once in development at Warner Bros., then transfer over to New Line at some point. 100 Bullets is seen as the first Vertigo feature based film to be move forward since New Line took over the line of Vertigo titles, as the article applies this all seems like a new move on the studio.
100 Bullet comic series details:
100 Bullets is an American comic book published by DC Comics under its Vertigo imprint. Written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso, the comic book ran for 100 issues and won the Eisner Award and Harvey Award.
The core concept of 100 Bullets is based on the question of people willing to act on the desire of violent revenge if given the means, opportunity, and a reasonable chance to succeed. Many of the first issues involve the mysterious Agent Graves approaching someone who has been a victim of a terrible wrong. Graves gives them the opportunity to take revenge by providing a handgun, 100 bullets, and documentation about the primary target responsible for their woes. He informs the candidate the bullets are completely untraceable by any law enforcement investigation, and as soon as they are found at any crime scene investigations will immediately cease.