An adaption of Robert Huszar and Ken Landfraf’s comic New York City Outlaws’ is in production with Canadian filmaker Jason Eisener directing, according to EW.
“The movie concerns a group of vigilantes who join forces to rescue NYC from total anarchy during a prolonged police strike.”
New York City Outlaws is written by Bryan Connolly and Zack Carlson, host of Vice’s cult film show, Outsider. The movie is produced by Rhombus Media, whose credits include the just-released Ellen Page-starring Into the Forest and director Brandon Cronenberg’s 2012 film Antiviral. (Rhombus also announced this week that it will produce Cronenberg’s second film, Possessor, about a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, ultimately driving them to commit assassinations for high-paying clients.)
Eisener street cred became known with his indie film Hobo With A Shotgun. The film mogul is also know to have worked on a V/H/S2 segment, “Alien Abduction Slumber Party/Abduction, Southbound and Netflix’s Death Note.