Netflix isn’t slowing down it’s push to develop and adapt original films for the streaming service. They recently brought a large chunk of the Millarworld comic books to adapt into live-action films and series.
Another project on the horizon for them is a feature film adaptation of the Rick Remender comic book The Last Days of American Crime. French director Olivier Megaton (Colombiana, Transporter 3, Taken 2, Taken 3) had been tasked to direct with THR recently revealing that Edgar Ramirez (Zero Dark Thirty) will be playing the main lead of the film.
The story is set in a near future where the U.S. government, fighting terrorism and crime, plans to begin broadcasting a signal that makes it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit an unlawful act.
Ramirez will star as Graham Bricke, a career criminal who has never been able to make it big but gets caught up in a scheme with a femme fatale and her deadly boyfriend to commit the heist of the century. They have to beat other criminals, themselves and the clock before the signal turns on.
It sounds like Edgar has closed his deal to star.
Locations will include Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.
They’ve also hired The Badlands cinematographer Daniel Aranyo.
We assume the film will drop sometime in late 2019 or early 2020.
SOURCE: OMEGA UNDERGROUND