Broad Green Pictures has acquired Entering Hades, a John Leake true crime novel that will be rewritten by Oscar-winning Birdman scribe Alexander Dinelaris as a potential star vehicle for Michael Fassbender. Fassbender’s DMC Films partners Conor McCaughan and Daniel Emmerson will produce along with Storyscape Entertainment’s Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein. Bill Wheeler wrote the original script.
It’s the true story of Jack Unterweger, a celebrated Austrian journalist and bestselling author who led a double life investigating murders by day and killing by night – amassing a body count of 11 people across multiple continents. Mister Smith Entertainment will handle international sales for what should be a hot Cannes title.
Fassbender, coming off Steve Jobs and Macbeth, has a slew of big movies coming, with X-Men: Apocalypse, the Oscar-bait drama Light Between Oceans with Alicia Vikander, and Assassin’s Creed all slotted. He is currently shooting Alien: Covenant, reuniting with Ridley Scott.