Based on Rick Remender’s comicbook of the same name, Last Days of American Crime will be released in January as a bi-monthly, three-issue miniseries, featuring art by Greg Tocchini.
‘American Crime‘ is set in the not-too-distant future and involves a U.S. government’s plan to secretly broadcast a signal that makes it impossible for anyone to knowingly commit unlawful acts. To keep this from the public, the government creates a distraction, installing a new currency system using digital charge cards.
Worthington is presumably playing the role of Graham Bricke – a career criminal looking to steal one of the charging stations and skip the country. But the media has leaked news of the anti-crime signal one week before it was to go live, leaving Graham and his team only days to turn the crime of the century into the last crime in American history.
Radical Publishing head Barry Levine will produce the eventual film alongside Michael Schwartz.
According to the report, Worthington is currently shooting the John Madden-directed remake of The Debt opposite Helen Mirren. Worthington, who also stars in Warner Brothers’ epic remake Clash of the Titans, recently opted out of the thriller The Tourist – where he would have starred opposite Angelina Jolie – over creative differences. It’s been previously confirmed that Johnny Depp is now attached to that film.
Rick Remender, creator of Last Days of American Crime, is also the writer/creator of comics including Fear Agent, The End League, Strange Girl, Black Heart Billy, Sea of Red, Sorrow, Night Mary, XXXOMBIES, Gigantic and Doll and Creature, and has also served as writer on DC’s Booster Gold and The Atom. He is the currently the writer of Marvel’s Punisher.