Originally a project that David Fincher was going to direct as an animated film, Hard Boiled is the award winning graphic novel from Frank Miller (Sin City) and Geof Darrow. Warner Bros. is looking to acquire the rights to the source material and deadline are reporting that famed U.K. film maker Ben Wheatley (High Rise, Free Fire, Sightseers, Kill List, A Field In England) is potentially going to direct it with Tom Hiddleston to star.
Hard Boiled is a 3 part comic series whose synopsis reads:
Carl Seltz is a suburban insurance investigator, a loving husband, and devoted father. Nixon is a berserk, homicidal tax collector racking up mind-boggling body counts in a diseased urban slaughterhouse. Unit Four is the ultimate robot killing machine – and the last hope of the future’s enslaved mechanical servants. And they’re all the same psychotic entity.