The Hughes Brothers to tackle Mafia killer

k.jpgAlbert and Allen Hughes, the directing twin brothers who's last movie was the adaptation of Alan Moore's From Hell are set to tackle the story of Mafia hitman Richard "Ice Man" Kuklinski. Kuklinski was said to be 6"4 and weighed over 300 pounds when he became a prolific contract killer for the Mafia but amazingly kept his job a secret from his wife and three children! He once boasted he killed over 200 people, before he was eventually caught and was sentenced to two life sentences. Indeed he was a bit of a nasty guy.... it's said he use to feed his victims to rats and used a variety of murdering methods such as a close range arrow shot into a man's skull. Whilst dying in prison, he told his story to Phillip Carlo, who from the interviews wrote the book The Ice Man: Confessions of a Mafia Contract Killer of which this film will be based. He passed away 12 months ago at the age of 70. Sounds very interesting and could make a "killer" film, a bit like the Hitman video game just with tons more emotional depth as it's not only a real life story but the added weight of trying to keep it secret from the family is involved. source - coming soon, variety
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