Venkman here - Looks like Brian De Palma is ready to take on 'The Boston Strangler'. Here is a guy that is known for doing these types of films we've got Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlitos Way, Mission Impossible, Casualties of War, and The Black Dahlia. I think he is a really good director and will be able to handle the project but 'The Black Dahlia' was not a very good movie at all. Hopefully he won't do something like that again. His last major hit was 'Mission Impossible' back in 1996 which was a great movie! The movie will be based on the book by Susan Kelly, 'The Boston Stranglers: The Public Conviction of Albert DeSalvo and the True Story of Eleven Shocking Murders'. That is one long title for a book. The film was adapted by Alan Rosen. Here is what Hollywood Reporter Reports:
The thriller will detail the early-'60s Beantown killings and their controversial resolution.
Hurd will produce, and Kevin Kelly Brown will exec produce.
De Palma similarly plumbed real-life-derived atrocities in "Casualties of War," "Redacted" and "The Black Dahlia."
The Strangler case continues to stir debate. Many question whether Albert DeSalvo -- a publicity hound who confessed to the murders and was later stabbed to death while incarcerated on unrelated charges -- was the actual killer.
I like these types of movies that are based on true stories. Usually before these types of movies come out they run a special documentary on the History Channel on the same subject matter as the movie most likely for publicity. These Documentaries usually turn out to be more interesting than the movies that came out like 'Charlie Wilson's War'. The History Channel Doc was much better than the movie. But I can't wait to see what De Palma does with the Stranglers.