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quietearth [Celluloid 06.10.09] movie news action noir

Famed director Ryuhei Kitamura (Versus, Midnight Meat Train which was a good flick, screw you Hollywood!) is signed on to direct an adaptation of Victor Gischler's novel Gun Monkeys, a hard-boiled mystery/action flick about Charlie a hitman whose targets turn out to be cops.. Throw in the FBI and rivals and we get what is described as noir. Let's hope it goes that way. The script is written by Lee Goldberg and slated for 2011.. that's a long damn time. Now if we could only talk him out of doing a Versus remake.

Charlie Swift just pumped three .38-caliber bullets into a dead polar bear in his taxidermist girlfriend's garage. But he's a gun monkey, and no one can blame him for having an itchy trigger finger. Ever since he drove down the Florida Turnpike with a headless body in the trunk of a Chrysler, then took down four cops, Charlie's been running hard through the sprawling sleaze of central Florida. And to make matters worse, he's holding on to some crooked paperwork that a lot of people would like to take off his hands. Now, with his boss disappeared and his friends dropping like flies, Charlie has got his work cut out just to survive. If he wants to keep the money and get the girl too, he's really going to have to go ape...

You can buy the book here.

More as it comes!

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