Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. bought the screen rights to Judy Bachrach’s article “U Want Me 2 Kill Him?” which appeared in the February edition of Vanity Fair and has placed Bryan Singer on board to develop and direct the film.
The story follows a bizarre Internet relationship between a 14-year-old loner with a vivid imagination and the 16-year-old with whom he corresponded. The younger boy wound up being stabbed twice and nearly killed by the older boy. The twisted saga left one charged as the co-conspirator in a murder attempt — his own.
This doesn’t look to be a light hearted affair and how they are going to get around the MPAA ratings on this one I don’t know, a movie may actually have to be rated R for a change.