As I said in my review from SXSW, Timo Vuorensola’s Iron Sky is a goofy delight that surprisingly manages to exceed its “Moon Nazis” premise until the flick devolves into a generic, preachy finish. However, the film has found worldwide distribution (click here to check out a Japanese poster for the film), and Vuroensola isn’t done with the Nazis yet. According to Twitch, Vuroensola is set to adapt Jason‘s Eisner-Award winning graphic novel I Killed Adolf Hitler. The film takes place in a dystopian world where assassins are in high demand to take out the annoying people of the world such as loud neighbors and dysfunctional relatives. One killer gets the unique contract to head back to 1939 and kill Hitler, but ends up getting stuck in the past while Hitler makes his way to the present. The premise rings a little of Time After Time, and I’m interested to see what Vuroensola will do with his adaptation.
Hit the jump for a synopsis of the graphic novel. Production on I Killed Adolf Hitler is set to begin in 2013. Vuroensola is also planning a three-episode TV mini-series prequel to Iron Sky along with a sequel.
Here’s the synopsis for Jason’s I Killed Adolf Hitler:
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…