John Leakes’ novel Entering Hades is being adapted for the big screen with Michael Fassbender potentially starring and Broad Green Pictures and Storyscape Entertainment now on board to produce. Daniel Emmerson and Conor McCaughan of Fassbender’s DMC Film will be teaming up with Storyscape’s Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein to bring Leakes’ true crime book to the screen, with Oscar winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, The Revenant) currently at work on the screenplay.
“With Bob and Richard’s vision and Michael’s keen ability to bring captivating characters to the big screen, we are confident that Entering Hades will be an entertaining thriller that draws a big audience,” stated Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, CEO and Chief Creative Officer of Broad Green Pictures.
“This is exactly the kind of elevated commercial material that we are looking to produce through our deal with Broad Green,” added Cooper and Saperstein. “Michael Fassbender is one of today’s most talented actors and we are thrilled to be in partnership with him, as well as Conor and Daniel, to bring this extraordinary story to the screen.”
Two-time Oscar nominee Fassbender (12 Years a Slave, Steve Jobs) has X-Men: Apocalypse, The Light Between Oceans, and Assassin’s Creed heading to theaters this year. He recently completed work on The Snowman and Trespass Against Us, and is currently working on Alien: Covenant with Ridley Scott.
The Plot: Entering Hades is the true story of Jack Unterweger, a celebrated Austrian journalist and best-selling author who led a double life investigating murders by day and killing by night – amassing a body count of 11 people across multiple continents.