I KILLED ADOLF HITLER Adaptation Gets A Director

I KILLED ADOLF HITLER Adaptation Gets A Director

Timo Vuorensola, who directed the science-fiction movie Iron Sky, has signed on to direct a film adaptation of the graphic novel I Killed Adolf Hitler. More details after the jump.

Cineuropa (via Twitch Film) reports that Timo Vuorensola - who recently directed the sci-fi flick Iron Sky, which was released in various European countries earlier this year - is set to direct an adaptation for I Killed Adolf Hitler, a graphic novel by Norwegian cartoonist Jason (otherwise known as John Arne Sæterøy). The story follows an assassin who attempts to kill Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, but ends up being stuck in 1939 while Hitler sends himself into the present. With a script written by DC Walker, the film will be produced by London's Studio Eight, Finalnd's Blind Spot Pictures and Germany's Niama Film. Production is expected to begin in 2013.

Many thanks to Collider for the heads up. Below is a plot summary of the graphic novel:

In this full-color graphic novel, Jason posits a strange, violent world in which contract killers can be hired to rub out pests, be they dysfunctional relatives, abusive co-workers, loud neighbors, or just annoyances in general — and as you might imagine, their services are in heavy demand. One such killer is given the unique job of traveling back in time to kill Adolf Hitler in 1939… but things go spectacularly wrong. Hitler overpowers the would-be assassin and sends himself to the present, leaving the killer stranded in the past. The killer eventually finds his way back to the present by simply waiting the decades out as he ages, and teams up with his now much-younger girlfriend to track down the missing fascist dictator…

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