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Stalked: I Frankenstein, Green Lantern, 2 Guns, White Tiger, Highest Bid, Torrente 4, Henchmen

A number of projects have arisen that all have various interesting aspects to them and deserve a mention.

There's the adaptation of the comic I, Frankenstein...

Green Lantern is filming in Australia...

Buddy cop films resurrected in 2 Guns...

Booker Prize winning The White Tiger is set for a film adaptation...

The Highest Bid will see an auctioneer capturing and selling criminals to other criminal gangs...

Spanish film Torrente 4 has been bought for worldwide distribution...

The Henchmen's Book Club follows a supervillain book club...

Patrick Tatopoulos, the director of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, has signed up to direct I, Frankenstein a comic which Kevin Grevioux, a co-writer of Underworld, will adapt according to The Hollywood Reporter. The story places the classic creatures of lore in a modern setting with Frankenstein learning how to control his anger and working as a private investigator, Dracula is a criminal kingpin, with the Invisible Man a secret agent. To me the story already sounds tricky to pull off, and in a film? Even harder.

Green Lantern is set to be filmed in Australia with Martin Campbell directing according to The Hollywood Reporter. Well at least that's moving forward.

2 Guns (Amazon.com) is the film due from the director of the television series Brotherhood according to The Hollywood Reporter. Blake Masters is set to direct the graphic novel adaptation which tells the story of a DEA agent and an undercover Naval intelligence officer who are investigating each other without either of them realising. They end up stealing mob money for their respective organisations only to realise that they have been scammed by the mob to steal money from the CIA. That's when they team up to hunt down the money and the bad guys, presumably while being hunted themselves.

The Booker Prize winning novel The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) is set to be adapted to a novel and cause more controversy across India according to The Hollywood Reporter. The story follows a politically incorrect rickshaw driver in India who is struggling to get out of the lower classes he finds himself in. He takes a job driving for a wealthy man and ends up being pulled into committing a murder. One of the producers said of the story:

“While 'Slumdog' paints a romantic portrait of the rising India, in which anyone can be a millionaire, 'The White Tiger' suggests that to succeed, murder may be the only option.”

Not a positive picture at all.

The Highest Bid is an action script from Gary Spinelli that features an auctioneer who, in his spare time, captures criminals and then auctions them off to rival crime bosses to make money. However when someone he once sold comes back and gathers the gangs against him he finds he's in serious trouble. The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

Warner Brothers have bought the theatrical and DVD distribution rights to Torrente 4 according to Variety, a Spanish film that is the fourth in a rather successful franchise. Torrente 3: El protector starred such names as Guillermo del Torro, Oliver Stone and John Landis, so there are some strong Hollywood connections already. Perhaps this could mark possible remake material for Hollywood.

The Henchmen's Book Club is a novel by Danny King (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) that tells of a low grade henchman for hire who is working for a group of notorious supervillains, and to pass the time he starts up a book club with them. Variety has the news that the story will be adapted to film.



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