'Rookie' director John Lee Hancock to adapt Adrian McKinty novel
UPI News Service, 03/23/2005
John Lee Hancock will write and direct the movie version of Adrian McKinty's novel "Dead I Well May Be," The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.
The book tells the story of an illegal immigrant from Ireland who goes to work as a mob enforcer in New York during the 1990s. The movie is being produced for Universal Pictures by Steve Golin and David Kanter, through their company Anonymous Content.
"This is a wonderfully written book focused on an Irish anti-hero who grew up amid the brutal civil wars of Belfast, and it's certain to add new depth to the action-film genre," Golin told The Reporter.