Looks like Frank Miller may be too busy to get to that Batman vs. terrorism project we’ve all been hearing about. In addition to his work on the Spirit film and Sin City 2, Variety reports he’s been tapped to direct an adaptation of the Raymond Chandler novella “Trouble Is My Business.”
Miller will work again with Clive Owen, who appeared in the first Sin City film:
“Sin City” was Miller’s first collaboration with Owen. “Trouble Is My Business” was chosen partly because it provides the actor with a similar chance to frame the narrative with a compelling voiceover, using Chandler’s hardboiled prose as hard-drinking private eye Philip Marlowe cracks cases, busts heads and romances femme fatales in 1940s Los Angeles.
While many of Chandler’s novels have been turned into films, “Trouble Is My Business” is virgin territory.
“Frank Miller knows more about noir than anyone I have ever met, and clearly the writing of Raymond Chandler has been an enormous influence on his life and his work,” Owen said. “Miller adapting Chandler seemed like a perfect match.”
You can read more about the book here.