Rick Remender is a big name in comics, thanks to his work on Uncanny X-Force, Low, and Black Science, just to name a few. One of his more popular works, Deadly Class, is going to premiere on the SyFy network next year and is produced by the Russo Brothers of Civil War and Infinity War fame. Netflix seems to have realized his greatness and are optioning his Last Days of American Crime comic book as a possible feature-length movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be helmed by Taken 2 director Olivier Megaton and actor Edgar Ramirez is in talks to star in the movie. Stranger Things producer and Oblivion writer Karl Gajdusek will reportedly write the screenplay, so that should be interesting.
The story is set in a near future where the U.S. government, fighting terrorism and crime, plans to begin broadcasting a signal that makes it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit an unlawful act. This is where the whole Last Day part gains prominence since it's also about criminals who want to make one final heist before the signal shows.
The Last Days of American Crime was written by Remender and drawn by frequent collaborator Greg Tocchini, who also draws Low, another Remender favorite. He also drew an arc of Remender's Uncanny X-Force.
No release date has been announced.