Jason’s I Killed Adolf Hitler Traveling to Big Screen

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Jason’s <i>I Killed Adolf Hitler</i> Traveling to Big Screen

Studio Eight has acquired the film rights to I Killed Adolf Hitler, the deadpan time-travel graphic novel from Norwegian cartoonist Jason.

Published in 2007 by Fantagraphics Books, the Eisner Award-winning book follows a hitman hired to travel back through time to 1938 to assassinate Hitler and avert the Holocaust, only to have his assignment go spectacularly wrong: The F├╝hrer overpowers his would-be assassin and sends himself to the present, stranding the hitman in the past.

According to Fantagraphics, screenwriter DC Walker of Up Country Productions has penned the adaptation. Studio Eight executives Jamie and Alex Brown previously worked on such films as In My Country and Shadows in the Sun.