David Slade set to direct ‘Coward’

Eclipse director David Slade has been announced as the director of Coward, an adaptation of the graphic novel Criminal.

The first in a potential franchise, with a sequel already being planned, Slade will direct “Coward,” the first in Ed Brubaker‘s award winning “Criminal” series that centers on Leo, a professional pickpocket, legendary heist-planner and thief. However, just like Driver, he doesn’t use guns, only does jobs on his terms but of course, one job in particular finds those rules going out the window. And it’s not just us making the comparison, as Brubaker himself saysRyan Gosling would have been ideal for the movie were it not for a certain Nicolas Winding Refn film.

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