Benderspink has picked up film rights to The Straw Men, a crime thriller by British author Michael Marshall Smith, as well as rights to the comic adaptation by Zenescope Comics head Joe Brusha, according to Variety.

The book, the first in a trilogy, follows a detective brought out of retirement to solve a series of bizarre murders connected by dark conspiracy.

The Straw Men will be produced by Chris Bender and JC Spink. Zenescope's Brusha and Ralph Tedesco exec produce.

No production date has been set.