Anthony Mandler to Direct The Last Days of American Crime

Although F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen, The Italian Job) was said to be attached to the project last year, Deadline is now reporting that commercials and music video director Anthony Mandler is taking over The Last Days of American Crime.

Based on the Rick Remender comic book from Radical Publishing, the film version will feature a script from by Karl Gajdusek. The plot of the original book is officially listed as follows:

In the not-too-distant future as a final response to terrorism and crime, the U.S. government plans in secret to broadcast a signal making it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. To keep this from the public, the government creates a distraction, installing a new currency system using digital charge cards.

Enter: Graham Brick. A career criminal never quite able to hit the big score, Graham intends to steal one of the charging stations, skip the country and live off unlimited funds for the rest of his life. But the media has leaked news of the anti-crime signal one week before it was to go live…and now Graham and his team have just a few days to turn the crime of the century into the last crime in American history.

Sam Worthington and Noomi Rapace have both been linked to the project in the past, but it is uncertain whether either is still attached.