The John Wagner and Arthur Ranson comic book Button Man: The Killing Game has had a tough road trying to get to the big screen. Originally set to be made by A History of Violence executive producers Roger Kass and Josh Braun, the project is now in active development at DreamWorks with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn set to direct. Now, Deadline is reporting that screenwriter Matt Cook (whose script “By Way of Helena” appeared on the Hollywood Black List) has been commissioned to write the screenplay for Button Man.
The plot for Button Man has a group of millionaires, “The Fixers,” organizing a deadly game of murder amongst “Button Men,” guns-for-hire that they pay to kill one another. When one man, Harry Exton, enters the game, he decides to put an end to it once and for all.
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