Avatar star Sam Worthington’s Full Clip Productions has had a working relationship with LA-based publisher Radical Studios since last year, and it appears to be paying off in a big way: As announced at Cannes and reported today by The Hollywood Reporter, Radical’s three-part story The Last Days of American Crime is officially in motion as a feature film, with F. Gary Gray on board as director. As previously reported, Worthington is set to star.
The Last Days of American Crime debuted in late 2009, from writer Rick Remender and artist Greg Tocchini. The series depicts a future where mind control makes criminal activities impossible, so main character Graham Brick plans not only his last heist, but also the country’s. As the director of Set It Off and The Italian Job, Gray is no stranger to crime fiction. The Reporter article says the screenplay will be written by Karl Gadejsak, who doesn’t show up in an IMDb search.
Newsarama talked to Remender about the series back in October of 2009, and sat down with Full Clip Production to discuss their deal with Radical Studios last summer. The two previously announced comic book projects stemming from the Full Clip/Radical collaboration are Damaged and Patriots, both of which are yet to debut.