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MADONNA'S VIOLENT MESSIAHS

Steven Davies Posted: 19 March, 2003 at 11:48 AM GMT
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MADONNA'S VIOLENT MESSIAHS

We're lucky that this pop singer's taste in property acquisitions doesn't reflect her awful acting choices.

Word through the Cinescape grapevine claims that Madonna's production company, Maverick Films, has picked up the rights to 'Violent Messiahs,' a gritty, nasty little piece of comic book work created by Joshua D.M. Dysart and William O'Neill. The series is currently being published by Image and Hurricane Comics (which is gearing up its 'Snake Plissken' comic soon) and is in its second story arc entitled 'Lamenting Pain.'

Maverick intends to base the film on the 8-issue story arc, 'Book of Job,' which follows detective Cheri Major at work in a city held in the grips of a serial killer who calls himself 'The Family Man' and a powerful vigilante named Citizen Pain who seeks to bring the killer down with his own methods.

It's a violent little tale that falls into that 'Se7en'-like horror category. As a film, and this is just the fanboy in me rising up, 'Violent Messiahs' would best be in the hands of Takeshi Miike ('Ichi the Killer') than some fledgling American director.

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Steven Davies Posted: 19 March, 2003 at 11:48 AM GMT
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