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The comic book adaptation is moving forward with Dreamworks hiring screenwriter Matt Cook. Based on the series written by John Wagner (Judge Dredd) the comic book follows the story of a contract killer (or button man) who participates in a deathmatch against other contract killers in a bizarre tournament orchestrated by the wealthy. When lead protagonist Harry Exton decides he wants to quit he finds leaving the game isn't as easy as he had hoped. Refn burst onto the mainstream stage with 2011's Drive and is currently finishing Only God Forgives, two films that star actor Ryan Gosling. What's the likelihood that Refn and Gosling re-team for another bloody-thriller in Button Man: The Killing Game? Button Man is a comic strip created for the British comic 2000 Ad, written by John Wagner and illustrated by Arthur Ranson. A group of millionaires hire their own hit men »
Screenwriter Matt Cook has joined the 2000Ad-inspired project to redraft its script, according to Deadline.
Button Man: The Killing Game is yet to receive a release date.
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The story is based on John Wagner and Arthur Ranson's graphic novel about a group of millionaires who play a dangerous game for fun, where they set their own hired guns against one another. The plot follows Harry Exton, one of the pawns in this game who decides he's had enough. He soon realizes that he not only will have to kill his fellow contestants, but the wealthy men pulling all the strings to get out alive.
Hillary Seitz (Insomnia, Eagle Eye) and Barry Levy (Paranoia, Vantage Point) previously worked on the screenplay. Roger Kass, Josh Braun, Mark Sourian and Michael De Luca, Mark Sourian, and Michael De Luca are producing.
Matt Cook made the Black List in »
The John Wagner and Arthur Ranson comic book Button Man: The Killing Game has had a tough road trying to get to the big screen. Originally set to be made by A History of Violence executive producers Roger Kass and Josh Braun, the project is now in active development at DreamWorks with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn set to direct. Now, Deadline is reporting that screenwriter Matt Cook (whose script "By Way of Helena" appeared on the Hollywood Black List) has been commissioned to write the screenplay for Button Man . The plot for Button Man has a group of millionaires, "The Fixers," organizing a deadly game of murder amongst "Button Men," guns-for-hire that they pay to kill one another. When one man, Harry Exton, »
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