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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Michael Fassbender May Play a Real Life Serial Killer in an Upcoming Movie



If anyone could play a literary charmer by day and an enraged serial killer by night, it's Michael Fassbender. So I love the idea of him potentially starring in the film adaptation of John Leake's true crime novel, ENTERING HADES. Has anyone here read it?

There's already some major talent behind the film on the production and writing side--from Richard Saperstein (John Q, Se7en) to Conor McCaughan (Assassin's Creed) and screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman). And according to a press release today from Broad Green Pictures, a relatively new production studio that recently brought us I Smile Back and Knight of Cups), Fassbender is being sought after for the role. More about it in the synopsis:

Entering Hades is the true story of Jack Unterweger, a celebrated Austrian journalist and best-selling author who led a double life investigating murders by day and killing by night – amassing a body count of 11 people across multiple continents.

I'm intrigued for a number of reasons: 1) the possibility of Michael Fassbender, 2) the return of a great serial killer thriller, 3) the idea of such a dark narrative in the hands of the screenwriter behind the extremely quirky Birdman. Could be great. Thoughts?

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