Award-winning graphic novel I Killed Adolf Hitler is being turned into a feature film. THR reports that Studio Eight has optioned the film rights to the 2007 Eisner Award Winner by Norweigan artist Jason (aka John Arne Sæterøy). Fantagraphics has recruited screenwriter D.C. Walker of Up Country Productions to adapt the film.
The story follows the "adventures of a hitman who encounters complications after traveling back in time to 1938 to assassinate Hitler." Jason's art has been compared to Herge, but it is not known if the film will be done with performance capture like The Adventures of Tintin. Studio Eight is responsible for such feature films as In My Country, Shadows in the Sun, and Goose on the Loose.
For some reason I have always been fascinated with Nazis and Hitler's regime. I grew up reading Sgt. Rock comics. Inglourious Basterds is one of my fave films, and this project sounds great. What are your thoughts on this news?
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