Bruen’s Blitz Finds a Director


Based on the serial killer novel

Ken Bruen’s Blitz is coming to the screen with director Elliott Lester (Love is the Drug) at the helm.

Lionsgate U.K., Donald Kushner and Brad Wyman will produce. Published in ’94, the story concerns a serial killer picking off cops.

Nathan Parker will adapt. His most recent script, Moon, is being directed by Duncan Jones and stars Sam Rockwell.

Here’s a more detailed synopsis of Blitz from St. Martin’s Minotaur: The South East London police squad are down and out: Detective Sergeant Brant is in hot water for assaulting a police shrink, Chief Inspector Roberts’ wife has died in a horrific car accident, and WPC Falls is still figuring out how to navigate her job as a black female investigator in the notorious unit. When a serial killer takes his show on the road, things get worse for all three. Nicknamed “The Blitz” by the rabid London media, the killer is aiming for tabloid immortality by killing cops in different beats around the city.

Shooting is expected to begin early next year.

Source: Variety