Following Tom Hardy’s acclaimed performance as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, the actor was set to return to the DC Universe as Rick Flagg in Suicide Squad. Unfortunately, he was forced to exit that role, but a few months ago, he teased that another collaboration with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment was in the works. After much speculation, we now know which project Hardy was talking about – but it is not a mainstream DC property.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hardy is set to produce and potentially star in a film adaptation of Vertigo’s 100 Bullets. He is producing alongside Dean Baker as a part of their Hardy Son & Baker company. This marks the first film to enter active development since New Line Cinema took over the Vertigo movies, while Warner is focused on the mainstream DC productions. 100 Bullets was first revealed to be in the works last year, before WB announced its full DC slate.
100 Bullets already has a script written by Chris Borrelli. Plot details on the movie are being kept under wraps, but the adaptation will reportedly “stay true” to the source material. Geoff Johns and Adam Schlagman are overseeing the project for DC, while New Line’s Richard Brener, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter are also on board.
The next thing 100 Bullets must do is lock down a director. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.