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The secret agent look: Bradley Cooper at the premiere of Marvel’s ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ on July 21, 2014 in Hollywood. He is set to play anti-terrorist crimefighter Mack Bolan. – AFP
Bradley Cooper, Shane Salerno for films on the American James Bond.
USA’s answer to James Bond is set to step from paperback to silver screen after Warner Bros made a seven-figure deal for the Mack Bolan series.
With 37 novels in the original Mack Bolan series, and hundreds more ghostwritten since 1980 when HarperCollins imprint Gold Eagle took control, the one man army is ripe for a cinematic conversion – and that is what’s to happen at the hands of Bradley Cooper, Shane Salerno and Todd Phillips.
Don Pendleton had his first Mack Bolan novel published in 1969 and Salerno, scriptwriter on Armageddon, Salinger and the upcoming Avatar 4, acquired film rights just last week and acts as producer for Mack Bolan.
Male lead Cooper and director Todd Phillips are both on board, the pair having worked together on all three Hangover films and formed a joint production company with ties to Warner Bros.
The series has been a Hollywood prospect for 40 years, notes Deadline, with the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Clint Eastwood, Cooper’s Guardians Of The Galaxy co-star Vin Diesel and even Steve McQueen among those previously attached. – AFP Relaxnews
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