Warner Bros. has snatched up the rights to a new book about journalist/serial killer Jack Unterweger called Entering Hades, according to this morning’s Variety. Landscape Entertainment will produce and The Time Traveler’s Wife director Robert Schwentke is on board to direct.
In the early 90’s, Unterweger traveled to Los Angeles and Vienna, leaving a trail of dead prostitutes, strangled to death at his hands. When he was eventually caught and sentenced to a life sentence (just one?), he hanged himself.
“Robert, Richard [Sparstein] and I want to do a movie that is more than a dark serial killer story,” said Landscape Entertainment’s Bob Cooper said. “This is about the power of celebrity, and what happens when this sociopath goes to Los Angeles, a city that is the prototype for reinvention.” Sounds pretty good to me, now we’ll just have to see how close to Unterweger’s true story they stick.
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