Kim Jee-Woon Directing Adaptation of Ed Brubaker’s Cowar

By on October 6, 2013


Variety has reported that “Coward,” the first comic in  Ed Brubaker’s Criminal comic series, will be adapted for the big screen by Korean director Kim Jee-Woon. The screenplay for the film has been written by Brubaker. Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell will produce the film. Created by Brubaker and artist Sean Phillips, Criminal has won several Eisner Awards throughout its lifetime.

The official description for the comic is as follows:

“Coward is the story of Leo, a professional pickpocket who is also a legendary heist-planner and thief. But there’s a catch with Leo, he won’t work any job that he doesn’t call all the shots on, he won’t allow guns, and the minute things turn south, he’s looking for any exit that won’t land him in prison. But when he’s lured into a risky heist, all his rules go out the window, and he ends up on the run from the cops and the bad men who double-crossed him. Now Leo must come face-to-face with the violence he’s kept bottled up inside for 20 years, and nothing will ever be the same for him again.”

There is no word yet on when the film adaptation will go into production or who is being looked at to be cast in the project.

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