Winding Refn Driving Ahead With Button Man Adaptation, Matt Cook Writing New Draft

buttonmanThe original Button Man comics ran in 2000AD in four clear runs. Nicolas Winding Refn, the director of Drive, has been working for a while now on adapting the first of these, subtitled The Killing Game, into a feature.

According to Deadline, he has a new colleague and the Black List-placed screenwriter Matt Cook will be working up the next draft. His lauded script, By Way Of Helena, really was very good – and suitably claustrophobic, arguably even paranoid.

Button Man, in a nutshell, is the story of Harry Exton, a mercenary playing a killing game for the amusement of his rich, anonymous employers. Soon enough he decides that he’s had enough of both hunting and being hunted, and decides to stop playing along…

I always thought Clooney would be a good fit for Exton, but maybe he’s “done that” now in The American.

If you don’t know the strip, a good introduction would be Arthur Ranson‘s website. He’s posted some excerpts and chatted a little about his ambitions, technique and inspirations.

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