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Sean Bean signs on for Devil's Peak trilogy based on serial killer novels

05.09.2012by: Jared Pacheco
Any of you guys hear about a South African serial killer novel trilogy from Deon Meyer? No? Well that's alright, I'm about to tell you all about it.

Apparently there's a flick heading our way based on Deon Meyer's serial killer novel DEVIL'S PEAK and none other than Sean Bean has just been cast in the lead role, or so says Variety. Bean will be playing Detective Benny Griessel, the protagonist of the thriller series, which also includes 13 HOURS and 7 DAYS along with DEVIL'S PEAK.

From rising South African thriller writer Deon Meyer, a gripping suspense novel about revenge, forgiveness, and the race to catch a trained killer.

A young woman makes a terrible confession to a priest. An honorable man takes his own revenge for an unspeakable tragedy. An aging inspector tries to get himself sober while taking on the most difficult case of his career. From this beginning, Deon Meyer weaves a story of astonishing complexity and suspense, as Inspector Benny Griessel faces off against a dangerous vigilante who has everything on his side, including public sympathy.

A gruesome abuse case has hit the newsstands, and one man has taken it upon himself to stand up for the children of Cape Town. When the accused is found stabbed through the heart by spear, it's only the beginning of a string of bloody murders - and of a dangerous dilemma for detective Griessel. The detective is always just one step behind as someone slays the city's killers. But the paths of Griessel and the avenger collide when a young prostitute lures them both into a dangerous plan - and the two find themselves with a heart-stopping problem that no system of justice could ever make right.

Sounds solid enough, right? Michael S. Murphey is producing through his Kalahari Pictures banner along with Malcolm Kohll and Ofir Kedar. Hersch Klaff, Robbie Little and Robert Fig are executive producing with Little's Little Film Co. banner handling international sales for DEVIL'S PEAK, which will be introduced at Cannes.

Plans are to start filming DEVIL'S PEAK this September in Cape Town, South Africa.

So what do you guys think? DEVIL'S PEAK sound pretty solid? I'm sure more updates for this one will be heading our way once Cannes hits but until then why don't you spit some bullets below and let us know if you're jiving with this one.

Extra Tidbit: Sean Bean will next be seen in SILENT HILL: REVELATION 3D, which also stars Deborah Kara Unger (above).
Source: Variety

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