Tradecraft For Friday, June 13, 2008
Audiences Soon Seeing Red
Hollywood Reporter reports that Summit Entertainment has scooped up the rights to Warren Ellis' 2003 comic book Red. Red follows a retired CIA killer whose new life is shattered when the Agency sends high-tech assassins to eliminate him. Brothers Erich and Jon Hoeber are penning the adaptation; according to the trade, their take "involves the idea of an older operative set in his ways having to contend with younger and more fit agents as well as modern techniques and technology." The Hoebers also adapted Greg Rucka's amazing comic Whiteout for the bigscreen; that movie comes out this fall. Ellis has written a number of espionage-themed comics, including Reload and Global Frequency.
Jack Bauer's Next Nemesis
Also in The Hollywood Reporter, Jon Voight has signed on to play the big baddie in the upcoming seventh season of 24. He'll make his debut in this fall's 24 TV movie, a prequel to the new season. Voight, who most recently appeared in National Treasure: Book of Secrets, hasn't done TV since the Sixties. He follows in rather illustrious footsteps, however, as a 24 villain; fellow movie star Dennis Hopper antagonized Jack Bauer in the show's first season.
The Reporter also reveals a Thanksgiving airdate for that TV movie: November 23, 2008.