Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn is in talks with DreamWorks to helm Button Man, an adaptation of the graphic novel Button Man: The Killing Game from John Wagner and Arthur Ranson.
The action revolves around Harry Exton, a hired gun who’s offered a fortune to take part in a game organized by bored millionaires that sets trained killers against one another in a fight to the death. The fat cats bet on the proceedings, and when Exton gets disgusted and opts out, his only exit strategy might be to off the millionaires funding the competition.
Deadline notes that, while the deal isn’t done yet, Refn and Button Man seem like a good fit for one another. Refn is currently directing Only God Forgives with Ryan Gosling, are you happy to see this as a potential next project for Refn?