Netflix announced they will adapt John Wagner and Arthur Ranson’s graphic novel, Button Man, into a live action movie.
Netflix has tapped Brian Helgeland to write and direct the movie. It will be produced by Matt Reeves’ 6th & Idaho alongside Adam Kassan. Joining them is RingTheJing Entertainment’s Roger Kass and Addictive Pictures’ John Schoenfielder and Russel Ackerman.
Here’s the official description for the film:
“Button Man tells the story of ex-military contractor Harry Exton. The first true hero of the post-truth age, Harry’s a proxy in a clandestine competition among the super rich. Paid to fight to the death in modern-day gladiatorial contests, Harry sets out on a relentless journey to use these twisted elites’ own dark machine to bring their corrupt world crashing down.”
John Wagner and Arthur Ranson will serve as executive producers.
Button Man originally appeared in Britain’s 2000 AD in 1992 beginning with issue #780. The series would be collected into four different trade paperbacks, The Killing Game, The Confession of Harry Exton, Killer Killer, and The Hitman’s Daughter.
Brian Helgeland is an exceptional writer. He’s worked on some of the best movies Hollywood has put out in the past couple of decades including A Knight’s Tale, L.A. Confidential, Man on Fire, Conspiracy Theory, and The Taking of Pelham 123.
His director credits include Payback, A Knight’s Tale, 42, and Legend.
Are you interested in seeing Button Man when it comes to Netflix? Who would you want to play Harry Exton?