Variety reports taht David Cronenberg (“Spider”) will direct A History of Violence at New Line Cinema, the first book in the Paradox Graphic Mystery line of books published by Paradox Press/DC Comics. The second book in the series was Road to Perdition, on which the Tom Hanks film was based on.
The plot of the graphic novel follows an ordinary family’s life after the father receives unwanted national attention for a seemingly vigilante self-defense killing at his diner and his previously unknown past is dredged up.
The novel was written by Judge Dredd creator John Wagner. “Violence” was adapted by screenwriter Josh Olson, who also wrote “Three Gun Blues,” set up at Paramount.