This has been in the works for a few months, but I haven’t been permitted to talk about it. Until now, that is. Here’s the full press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEINSTEIN TAKES AIM WITH LOVE & BULLETS
Weinstein Company To Produce Big-Screen Adaptation of Indie Action Novel
A global network of assassins led by a charismatic and shadowy figurehead. An intelligence agency struggling to take them down. A woman driven by vengeance and caught between both organizations. And a man who must choose between his job and the woman he loves. Toss in a lot of high-octane action, and there’s little more that needs to be said about The Weinstein Company’s latest adaptation, Love & Bullets. Produced by Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds), the film is tentatively scheduled for a Christmas 2012 release.
Based on the novel of the same name, Love & Bullets centers on Angela Lockhart. A former government agent, Lockhart defects after the death of her husband so she can find his killer. She ends up working for the enemy, a fraternal order of assassins called Infernum, led by the mysterious power broker named Dante and his sultry second-in-command, Tauna. Christian Pierce is tasked by the Agency to bring Lockhart back into the fold, but in going undercover to bring her in, discovers himself falling in love.
According to author, Percival Constantine, Love & Bullets is just the first book in the Infernum series from Pulpwork Press. Constantine has already finished the second novel, Outlaw Blues, scheduled for a 2012 release. Tarantino first became aware of the story when Constantine sent him a copy of the book. It was Tarantino who brought it to the attention of The Weinstein Company.
Percival Constantine has written three novels to date. His first two, Fallen and Chasing The Dragon, were self-published whereas Love & Bullets was published through Pulpwork Press. Constantine’s fourth novel, The Myth Hunter, is due for release in May 2011, although it is unrelated to the Infernum series. No director has yet been attached to the project, but a shortlist is already in place.
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There you have it! You can read the press release at The Weinstein Company’s official website!