LOS ANGELES: “Steve Job” actor Michael Fassbender is in talks to star as a serial killer in “Entering Hades” which he will also be co-producing.
“Entering Hades” is based on John Leake’s 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, amassing a body count of 11 people across multiple continents.
Alexander Dinelaris, who won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar as one of the four screenwriters on “Birdman”, is rewriting the screenplay with Fassbender, 39, eyed to star.
Bill Wheeler wrote the original script.
“With Bob and Richard’s vision and Michael’s keen ability to bring captivating characters to the big screen, we are confident that ‘Entering Hades’ will be an entertaining thriller that draws a big audience,” said Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Broad Green Pictures.
“Entering Hades” is the first project announced by Broad Green Pictures and Storyscape Entertainment since the companies signed a first-look deal last year.