Nicolas Winding Refn takes on The Killing Game

Drive and Pusher director Nicolas Winding Refn might direct an adaptation of the graphic novel Button Man: The Killing Game for DreamWorks.

According to Deadline, the Danish filmmaker is in talks with the studio to bring John Wagner and Arthur Ranson’s tale to the big screen.

The Killing Game concerns assassin Harry Exton, who is hired by a millionaire to compete against other killers in a fight to the death.

Both the title and the premise recall similarly plotted features The Running Man and The Hunger GamesHopefully Refn and his trademark flair for violence, as well as his preoccupation with masculinity, will make The Killing Game a unique prospect. That is, if he signs on.

Refn’s next film is another collaboration with his Drive star Ryan Gosling, entitled Only God Forgives.

Discuss: Is he the right man for the job?

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