PROMETHEUS actor to potentially appear in true-crime serial killer thriller.
Variety reported today that actor Michael Fassbender , he of INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and Ridley Scott’s underrated ALIEN companion picture PROMETHEUS and its follow-up, ALIEN: COVENANT, is in talks to star as a serial killer in ENTERING HADES, a new film based on John Leakes true crime novel about Jack Unterweger, a celebrated Austrian journalist and best-selling author who led a double life investigating murders by day and killing by night, murdering 11 people…that we know of!
Producers are Storyscape Entertainments Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein (1408) along with Conor McCaughan and Daniel Emmerson of DMC Film.
Alexander Dinelaris, who won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar as one of the four screenwriters on BIRDMAN is rewriting the screenplay with Fassbender eyed to star. Bill Wheeler wrote the original script.
Fassbender is one helluva an actor and, with his smooth yet somehow slightly “off” presence, we can see him making this real-life creeper work splendidly.
What do you think?