Frank Miller's Hard Boiled may finally be seeing its way to the big screen.
It was once conceived of as a Nicolas Cage-starring vehicle with thoughts of David Fincher directing, but now, MTV News exclusively revealed that the acclaimed three-issue miniseries is slowly becoming a Hollywood reality, this time under the wing of Will Eisner's The Spirit producer Deborah Del Prete. See what MTV News has to say here:
"We're talking about [it]," Miller declared to us at NY Comic Con. "I've got a really unusual way I want to do it."
But that's not all...after co-directing Sin City and single-handedly helming the upcoming adaptation of Will Eisner's "The Spirit," Miller has decided that the only person he'd want directing a Hard Boiled movie is himself.
"I'm in love with directing," he gushed. "I've found a way to expand my career. Comics and directing are really two sides of the same coin. That's what Robert Rodriguez taught me...good drama is good drama."
Originally published in 1990 by Dark Horse Comics and drawn by Geoff Darrow, Hard Boiled follows Carl Seitz, an insurance investigator who unexpectedly discovers that he's actually a cyborg named Nixon, a psychotic assassin/tax collector who's also heralded as the future savior of the robot race. This is, obviously, unrelated to the John Woo movie of the same time.