Beware, Drug Dealers: Joe Carnahan’s Sugar Bandits are Coming

Devils in Exile Book CoverSounds like director Joe Carnahan is going back to basics in his next movie. The man who gave us “Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane”, “Narc” and “Smokin’ Aces” before doing a detour into big-budget actioners like “The A-Team” will be heading to the Boston-set actioner “Sugar Bandits”.

The film will be based on the 2010 book “Devils in Exile” by Chuck Hogan (who co-wrote “The Strain” with Guillermo del Toro and wrote “The Town”, the book that Ben Affleck crime flick’s of the same name was based on).

The book and movie will follow an Iraqi War vet named Neal Maven, “who is facing dead-end jobs and small futures in Boston. When he and some other soldiers team up in a scheme to rip off local drug dealers, destroying the product and grabbing their money.”

So, Robin Hood … in the hood?

Hogan, who has quite a lot going on these days, with that “Strain” series for FX in the works as well, will adapt the screenplay for “Sugar Bandits” from his own novel.

Carnahan is coming off “The Grey” with Liam Neeson, and he recently failed to get a remake of “Death Wish” off the ground, abandoning the project after “creative differences”. He was also at one point set to reboot “Daredevil”, but that fell apart, too.

Joe Carnahan

Via : THR