Horror movie fan blog Bloody Disgusting is reporting that screenwriter Jack Reher has begun penning a script based on the bizzarre tale of Gilberto Valles, the NYPD officer who was arrested earlier this year for his plans to kidnap, rape, cook, and eat several women. According to the blog, the film has attracted interest from the producers of 300, Shawn of the Dead, and Piranha 3D, and is being described (probably by Reher) as “Se7en meets Silence of the Lambs.”
Ordinarily, I’d feel like rushing out a movie after such a grisly crime would be cynical, opportunistic, and in bad taste, but given the fact that Valle was caught and arrested before he got a chance to carry out his plans, I say bring on the cheap thrills!
But who gets to play Valle, the black-haired, doughy, and aggressively-normal-looking cannibal cop? My money goes to either Jerry Ferrara (best known as Entourage‘s turtle), or dopey, overweight comedian Gabriel Iglesias (who recently did a pretty convincing turn as a shady, drug-dealing DJ in Magic Mike).
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