Kyle Starks' high-octane graphic novel Kill Them All, a no-holds barred love letter to 90s action movies, has been optioned to adapted into a feature film by Paramount.
The studio has signed screenwriter James Coyne to pen an adaptation, with Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol co-writers Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec attached to produce. Coyne had previously written a draft for a third Sherlock Holmes film to star Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law for Warner Bros.
Written and illustrated by Starks, the original graphic novel tells the tale of a betrayed assassin and hard-drinking ex-cop who team up to fight through fifteen floors of hardened criminals in a Miami high-rise. Originally self-published in 2015, a full-color edition was published by Oni Press in 2017.
Previously, Starks' Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel Sexcastle had been optioned in 2016 by Fox with the Russo Brothers attached to executive produce, though its status is unclear.
In the meantime, Starks' next creator-owned comic book series, Assassin Nation, co-created with The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl artist Erica Henderson, debuts on March 13 from Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment.