May 9, 2011, Los Angeles. Powerhouse film financing and sales company IM Global and Radical Pictures, a subsidiary of fast expanding multimedia company Radical Studios, are partnering on high-concept crime thriller The Last Days Of American Crime, it was announced jointly today by IM Global CEO and Founder Stuart Ford and Radical’s Barry Levine and Jesse Berger.
The action thriller is based on the best-selling Radical graphic novel written by Rick Remender, with a script by Karl Gadejsak, starring Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash of the Titans, Terminator: Salvation), whose Full Clip Productions label is producing alongside Automatik. F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen, The Italian Job, The Negotiator) is attached to direct the film with a Fall 2011 start date.
Michael Schwarz of Full Clip Productions will produce alongside Radical’s Levine and Berger. Executive Producers will be IM Global’s Ford, Worthington and Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones.
The Last Days of American Crime is a hard-boiled heist film set in the very near future where the government plans to implement a form of legal mind control, making it impossible for its citizens to commit unlawful acts. Career criminal Graham Bricke (Sam Worthington) must put together the last heist in American history — on the last night crime is possible.
Said Ford: “This is such a powerful, iconic piece of material — we really believe this movie can bring something fresh to the noir universe and become an explosive action feature film. We’re delighted to be working alongside the super talented Radical team, Gary and Sam.”
Said Levine: “The Last Days of American Crime graphic novel is one of the most coveted titles in the Radical catalogue and our most successful international seller. In the development of this film, we have always been committed to staying true to the core material because that is what attracted Full Clip principals Michael Schwarz, John Schwarz and Sam in the first place and is what brought us together with IM Global. Radical is proud to be making a film that will both appeal to a global audience as well as fans of the graphic novel.”