Thursday, June 5, 2008

Brian DePalma to Direct The Boston Stranglers

According to The Hollywood Reporter, one of my favorite horror directors, Brian DePalma, has signed on to direct The Boston Stranglers, based on the true crime book The Boston Stranglers: The Public Conviction of Albert DeSalvo and the True Story of Eleven Shocking Murders by Susan Kelly.

DePalma has delved into the world of true crime before, successfully with The Untouchables, about Eliot Ness and Al Capone, and less successfully with the recent film The Black Dahlia. He is currently working on a sequel to the former entitled The Untouchables: Capone Rising.

I have not read Kelly's book, but I believe the main gist of it was that Albert DeSalvo was not the only person killing people that were later attributed to him.

Let's hope DePalma can get back to his quality filmmaking days of films such as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, and Sisters.

You can purchase Susan Kelly's book below:

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