Rachel McAdams On David Fincher’s ‘Torso’ Adaptation: ‘I Don’t Know That It’s Actually Happening’

While actress Rachel McAdams makes the rounds promoting her starring role in “The Time Traveler’s Wife” (premiering this weekend), there’s a different film she’s been connected to over the last year or so that has comics fans buzzing. I’m talking, of course, about David Fincher’s adaptation of “Torso,” the graphic novel by Brian Michael Bendis and Marc Andreyko that chronicled famed “Untouchables” detective Elliot Ness’ efforts to catch a serial killer in the 1930s.

The rights to the film expired at Paramount back in January, but both Bendis and producer Bill Mechanic later promised that there was still movement with the project. When MTV News caught up with McAdams, we asked her if she’d heard anything about the film recently.

“I don’t know what’s going on with that project. I don’t know that it’s actually happening,” said McAdams. “[Fincher] might be doing something else.”

According to McAdams, she had never really heard much about the film, so she’s probably not the best source for an update—but she did say that she hadn’t spoken to Fincher about it, so the rumors of her attachment were exactly that: rumors.

Last time we spoke to Bendis, the Marvel comics scribe said he had to be “very Zen” about the book’s long trip to the screen. However, he added that the project “hasn’t died” and fans haven’t heard the last of an adaptation.

“Having been through what I’ve been through and having written a book on it, I’ll believe it when we’re recording the DVD commentary,” said Bendis.

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