Image Comics' 'Torso' Gets Movie Adaptation from Paramount

Paramount Pictures has brought on Paul Greengrass (JASON BOURNE, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS) as the director for the film adaptation of Image Comics' Torso. While no actors have been attached to the feature yet, Greg Goodman and John Fox from Davis Entertainment along with David Engel from Circle of Confusion have been named producers. The original script adapted from Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko's origninal graphic novel was written by Brian Helgeland who has been tapped into to continue working on the script for the film. 

Torso (978-1-58240-174-4, $24.95) was originally published as a six-issue limited series by Image Comics. As a struggling writer from Cleveland, Bendis got his inspiration for the graphic novel when his editor at the time gave him access to the Cleveland Torso Murder files, including visual evidence, testimonies, photographes, interviews, and newspaper excerpts. These files became the backbone for the true story Bendis and Andreyko brought to Torso, putting together a thrilling real life story about the Cleveland Torso Murderer during his active years (1934-1938). Leaving only the torso of his victims to discourage finding fingerprints or dental records of the deceaseed, the graphic novel focuses on the investigation from the point of view of the lead detective, Eliot Ness.

The film adaptation is working under the current title of Ness and the team is reportedly hoping to start filming later this year.

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