Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mandeville Targets Top Cow's "Crosshair"

Mandeville Films’ partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman report that Mandeville and Top Cow Productions will team to produce a feature film version of Top Cow’s comic book "Crosshair", created by Marc Silvestri, written by Jeff Katz and illustrated by Silverstri and Allan Jefferson.

"...'Crosshair' follows a former CIA spook turned suburban superdad who faces his most dangerous enemy ever – himself. 'Justin Weller' learns he has 48 hours until a suppressed program in his brain will turn him into an unstoppable killing machine aimed at the Oval Office. Weller races against the clock to uncover and reverse the source of his trigger..."

Like Angelina Jolie's character in "Salt", who dispatches both Russians and Americans with equal ruthlessness, "...'Crosshair' is a unique premise in which the main character is both the hero and the villain," said Lieberman. "This dichotomy is very unsettling, which makes it a fantastic twist for audiences."

Mandeville’s Hoberman and Lieberman will also produce with "Crosshair" writer Katz co-producing for Top Cow. Executive producers are David Manpearl of Mandeville, “Crosshair” creator Silvestri and Top Cow‘s Hawkins.

Top Cow's comic book adaptation of the 2008 feature "Wanted", reportedly scored $207 million in worldwide box office.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Wanted"...