Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Showtime Takes Aim @ "100 Bullets"

According to reports, the graphic novel "100 Bullets", created by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, is being developed for Showtime with David S. Goyer ("Blade") attached, to write and produce.

The Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic book "100 Bullets" was published by DC Comics under its Vertigo imprint, with a print run of one hundred issues.

The initial plot of "100 Bullets" hinges on the question of whether people would take the chance to get away with revenge, with the mysterious 'Agent Graves' approaching someone who has been the victim of a terrible wrong. Graves gives them the chance to set things right by providing them a handgun, '100 bullets' and documentation of the person primarily and personally responsible for the recipient's woes. He informs the candidate that the bullets are completely untraceable, and any law enforcement investigation that uncovers one of these bullets will immediately stop.

Though all of the murders enabled by Agent Graves are presented as justifiable, the candidates are neither rewarded nor punished for taking up the offer, and appear to receive nothing other than personal satisfaction for their actions. Several people decline the offer, while others accept.

Graves was the leader of a group known as "The Minutemen," a group of seven men (plus one "Agent") who serve as the enforcers and police of a clandestine organization known as "The Trust", originally formed by the heads of 13 powerful European families that controlled much of the Old World's combined wealth and industry.

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