IGN reports that the long-awaited film adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis’ Torso might be in peril.
According to reports by Entertainment Weekly, if they do not proceed, Paramount will lose the rights to the the Image comic on December 15 — and despite the involvement of Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and Rachel McAdams, the David Fincher-directed film still hasn’t received approval from studio execs.
Meanwhile, EW added, Paramount “insisted it only recently received a finalized script from Ehren Kruger (The Ring) and would make a decision before the rights ran out.”
Torso was written by Ultimate Spider-Man‘s Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andrekyo of Manhunter fame, and illustrated by Bendis himself. The story revolved around the Untouchables leader Elliot Ness and his debilitating pursuit of the brutal “Torso Killer.” The book won the 1999 Eisner Award for “Comic Book Excellence, Talent Deserving of Recognition.”