Producer Adrian Askarieh has a few projects currently in development, including an adaptation of the game Kane and Lynch with Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx,
I would describe it as “Kill Bill” meets “Raiders of the Lost Ark” with the “team” element of “Mission: Impossible.” I would say to the uninitiated that the book is a smart, hip, fun and beautifully drawn love letter to the best action/adventure movies of the last 30 years. It is the story of a lost girl who, through this incredibly kick-ass adventure, finds her destiny, comes of age and helps save the world. It is truly an iconic property which for a while (before “Watchmen” and “300” were turned into movies) was the best known non-Marvel/DC comic book out there.
Man, this guy’s really fluent in Hollywood producer shorthand. If you’ll remember, here’s what he had to say about his Da Vinci project last month:
Producer Adrian Askarieh re-imagines Da Vinci as a member of a secret society who falls headlong into a supernatural adventure that pits the man against Biblical demons in a story involving secret codes, lost civilizations, hidden fortresses and fallen angels. Think “National Treasure” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” by way of “Clash of the Titans.
I wonder if he ever screws up his pitch, like your friend who tries to retell your joke but blurts the punchline during the setup. “Yes, well you see it’s like a popular recent movie that made lots of money, by way of a respected classic meets something you also enjoy, extend hand to collect money. Oh crap, I wasn’t supposed to read that last part.”