22 October 2012 7:50 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

1.) The most interesting trade news as of late is word Warner Bros. has acquired the Mickey Spillane series of mystery novels featuring private investigator Mike Hammer. I personally have only seen one previous Hammer adaptation, that being Robert Aldrich's Kiss Me Deadly, which I really enjoyed and even started my Criterion review saying, "If 75% of movies were like Robert Aldrich's Kiss Me Deadly I could watch one a day and never get bored." Of course, that is the big wonder, how much will WB's adaptations be like Aldrich's film? A noir crime thriller as fun as it is hard-nosed and serious. Apparently the hope is to build a new action franchise surrounding the Hammer character, which is said to have inspired Ian Fleming's James Bond as well as Lee Child's Jack Reacher, Stacy Keach starred in a late '90s television series as Hammer and he's »

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