It looks like there’s going to be a movie made based on a treatment novelist Jim Thompson wrote on commission for Stanley Kubrick, which is pretty cool. The New York Times tells the story:
There were a couple of false starts. Mr. Hobbs originally approached the French company Pathé – partly because the French hold Jim Thompson in the same esteem as Edgar Allan Poe and Mickey Rourke…
Obviously, this is supposed to say Mickey Spillane. How did that slip past the Times proofreaders? The web edition even has a link to Mickey Rourke’s filmography.