With seemingly every single American comic book property either optioned or currently in development by now, it looks like the studios are beginning to look overseas for more potential funnybook blockbusters.
Case in point, according to Variety, Warner Bros. has acquired the rights to "Headshot," a three-part French graphic novel series by Alexis Nolent. Alessandro Camon ("The Messenger") is slated to write the script, and "Smallville" creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are onboard to produce.
"Headshot" (or "Du plomb dans la tête," which roughly translates to “Lead in the Head”) follows the team-up of a police officer and a notorious hitman, both looking for vengeance after their respective partners are killed, only to discover that they have a common enemy. "Headshot" marks the second title from Nolent to be optioned by Warners, who are also developing "Cyclops" (with James Mangold set to direct) and Paramount has also optioned a Nolent comic titled "The Killer," which will be directed by David Fincher.
Have you had a chance to check out any of Nolent's work? If so, what did you think? Are there any other foreign comics you'd like to see make their way to American cinemas?