11-21-2008, 11:45 AM
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Honor For Sale
Mark Canton To Produce Honor For Sale
About cops pulling off a heroin heist
Source: Variety Busy day for Mark Canton.
Not only did the producer of 300 (amongst other films) sign a deal with Pterodactyl Prods to bring Hopalong Cassidy to the big screen after decades away, he also picked up the rights to a story so invigorating that it’s already spawned three great movies.
Canton has picked up Honor For Sale, a book by Gerald Kelly about a gang of New York narcotics cops in the 1970s who actually ran the biggest heroin distribution ring at that time. This involved pulling off a massive heroin heist that inspired elements of both French Connection movies and Ridley Scott’s American Gangster.
So much for New York's Finest, huh? Still, should make for a hell of a story.
The script for the movie was adapted by the late John Bishop, and Canton will produce – as he will on Hopalong Cassidy – with Pterodactyl’s Aaron Peters and Ivan Cohen.
Sounds like it has potential to be great.
Movie fans, hop in your Delorean and check it out!
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