Tom Hardy digs DC Comics. He was Scourge in The Dark Knight Rises, and that he was supposed to legend in Suicide Squad until scheduling clashes with The Revenant forced him out of the task (Hardy said this individual was “gutted” to lose the actual gig). In May, we got word which Hardy was also creating another DC project, even though he wouldn’t claim just what it was. Here’utes how he explained it at the time:
It is made up of elements of all kinds of material. From Ocean's Eleven, to Superman, you can get all the wrappers out there and it would be a big, really cool, technicolor Pulp Fiction. It's a psychological f—fest, it's absolutely awesome … It'utes something which is much more actual. It could be like High temperature, it could be f—ing awesome.
It took a few months for this mystery project to be uncovered, but here it is, showing courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter: 100 Bullets, a long-running in addition to critically acclaimed comics series created by article author Brian Azzarello and artisan Eduardo Risso for DC’s grownup reader imprint Vertigo. My spouse and i wouldn’t necessarily explain it as Batman-meets-Ocean’s-11, but you’ll find elements of both ideas in the series. Here’s how THR describes the item:
Running for 100 difficulties from 1999 to 2009, the praised comic centered on a enigmatic man named Agent Plots as he presents different people, for reasons not known, with a gun, the particular identity of the person whom ruined their existence … and a hundred rounds of untraceable ammunition … The actual plot for video is being kept stuck in a briefcase yet insiders say the plan is to stay true to the actual comic.
100 Bullets was sort of a good anthology that slowly revealed a larger mythology and serialized story about Graves’ background and motivations. It always struck me being a better fit for a TV series than a movie, and for a while that’utes where it was getting developed; as a venture by Dark Knight co-writer David Goyer. Now it’azines been shifted to Completely new Line as part of their choice of Vertigo-based movies, which in turn already includes Paul Gordon-Levitt’s Sandman movie. The project’s set of scripts is by Chris Borrelli, writer of the recent horror film The Vatican Tapes.
At the moment, THR says Sturdy is only committed to producing 100 Bullets “by having an eye to superstar.” Should Hardy opt to act in the motion picture as well (as Adviser Graves or another identity), 100 Bullets would certainly fit nicely into his rising portfolio of gritty steps and crime films (including The Drop, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Lawless, to name a few) — and, certainly, DC comics attributes.