David O. Russell Considering Comic Book Adaptation Two Guns With Vince Vaughn

In their report on Two Guns, Deadline set the film up like this:

About a DEA agent and an undercover naval intelligence officer who unwittingly while they are stealing mob money.

Unwittingly what? Answers on a postcard, or the back of a stuck-down envelope please.

David O. Russell has entered into negotiations to take the film on as a rewriting and directing assignment. Vince Vaughn, who Russell was also looking to work with on Old St. Louis, would star.

Deadline haven’t reported it, but this would be based upon Steven Grant and Mateus Santolouco’s comic book series of the same name. The comic’s original blurb pitched it like this:

In the vein of Ocean’s Eleven and The Italian JobTwo Guns is a pulp story about cops and thieves and the men that are something in between.

This project would presumably come after Russell’s Uncharted, and possibly after the propose The Silver Linings Playbook and Old St. Louis. Of course, anything might change and it could replace any of the above. Or he might make something entirely different.

Bottom line, though, is if Russell turns up on set to shoot a film, it’s a film I’m going to look forward to.

UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter recognise the story’s provenance in comics and report that Russell may, in fact, make this picture before Uncharted. That could be tight…

Soule-Tynion IV-Reeder

James Tynion To Launch Fourth Series From Boom

thps55.5revealextrad

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Is Real And It Is Coming This Year

martin freeman as dr watson

Martin Freeman Joins Captain America: Civil War

OB03-cover

Engineering IDW's Orphan Black - Jody Houser And Cat Staggs In The Bleeding Cool Interview

266-cover-reveal-spread.0.0

Disney Infinty 3.0 Is Confirmed To Launch With Star Wars Characters

ComiqueCon, The First Female-Centric Comic Con, In Michigan This November

Zombie Rats And Game Of Thrones References In iZombie

Swipe File: Brandon Graham And Gene Ha

Goat Simulator Getting Dayz Inspired DLC In The Form Of GoatZ

BOD-NINJAK_001_VARIANT_GILL

Advanced Solicitations For Valiant's Book Of Death For August 2015