According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sundance darling David Lowery, whose "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" attracted major interest at the festival before being scooped up by IFC Films, will write and direct the film adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko's "Torso."
Originally published by Image Comics in 1998 and later re-released through Marvel Comics' creator-owned Icon imprint, "Torso" was written and drawn by Bendis and co-written by Marc Andreyko. The story follows the man who brought down Al Capone during his time in Bendis' home town of Cleveland, Ohio and his pursuit of a serial killer. This is not the first time Hollywood has flirted with the project, attracting marquee names like David Fincher, but after numerous fits and starts it appears to be headed to the silver screen.
Lowery, a longtime film editor, made his directorial debut with "Saints" and has been garnering accolades and attention ever since. He's also attached to write a new version of "Pete's Dragon" for Disney, though that project falls outside of the crime and thriller milieu shared by "Saints" and "Torso."
Stay tuned to CBR News for more on the film adaptation of "Torso."