EXCLUSIVE: Frank Miller In Talks To Direct ‘Hard Boiled’ Movie

It’s been called one of the most violent comic books ever created, and now Frank Miller’s “Hard Boiled” may finally be seeing its way to the big screen.

At one time developed as a starring vehicle for Nicolas Cage with none other than David Fincher directing, MTV News can exclusively reveal that the acclaimed three-issue miniseries is once again inching closer to a Hollywood reality, this time under the tutelage of “Spirit” producer Deborah Del Prete.

“We’re talking about [it],” Miller declared to us at NY Comic Con. “I’ve got a really unusual way I want to do it.”

But that’s not all…after co-directing “Sin City” and single-handedly helming the upcoming adaptation of Will Eisner’s “The Spirit,” Miller has decided that the only person he’d want directing a “Hard Boiled” movie is himself.

“I’m in love with directing,” he gushed. “I’ve found a way to expand my career. Comics and directing are really two sides of the same coin. That’s what Robert Rodriguez taught me…good drama is good drama.”

Originally published in 1990 by Dark Horse Comics and drawn by Geoff Darrow, “Hard Boiled” follows Carl Seitz, an insurance investigator who unexpectedly discovers that he’s actually a cyborg named Nixon, a psychotic assassin/tax collector who’s also heralded as the future savior of the robot race. This is, obviously, unrelated to the John Woo movie of the same time.

For more of our coverage of NY Comic-Con, including the exclusive premiere of “The Spirit” trailer, click here.

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