I Killed Adolf Hitler Has Been Optioned For A Big Screen Adaptation

Whether or not you enjoyed the Doctor Who story Let’s Kill Hitler, you probably noticed that the episode’s title deceptively implied an overstated amount of Fuhrer in the episode.

As soon as he met the minimum Hitler quota, Steven Moffat promptly locked the eponymous dictator in a cupboard and he was never seen again.

By contrast, it seems as though Norwegian comic artist Jason‘s graphic novel I Killed Adolf Hitler is practically brimming with the little man from start to finish, and perhaps it’s this truth in advertising that has led to the film adaptation rights being bought by British production company Studio Eight.

The graphic novel was published in 2007 by Fantagraphics Books and tells the story of a would-be time traveling assassin with a mission to kill Adolf and prevent the Second World War, only to be overpowered by the moustachioed tyrant and … sorry, I know I’m getting sidetracked by TV shows again, but wasn’t this an episode of Misfits?

Whereas larger production companies seem to to collect film adaptation rights like Pogs and ultimately produce much less than even half of what they buy, Studio Eight seem quite very interested in the project and have already teamed up with screenwriter D.C. Walker to adapt the material.

Apparently they’ve joined up with Up Country Productions, who must be a new company, possibly formed for this project since there’s no information to be found on them at this time.

Of course, it’s difficult to judge at this point how successful the move from graphic novel to screen will be, or if it well even happen. Don’t hold your breath, but maybe keep your fingers crossed.

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