Bradley Cooper Will Kill More Terrorists as Mack Bolan

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Mack Bolan Book CoverComing off killing terrorists as real-life Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in “American Sniper,” Bradley Cooper is continuing his terrorist killing streak by playing the fictional Mack Bolan for Warner bros.

The deal for the Don Pendleton series of novels is courtesy of Warner Bros., who is said to have acquired the character for a cool 7-figures to have Cooper produce and possibly star, with “The Hangover’s” Todd Phillips possibly in the director’s chair.

Oh come on, you know Cooper is starring in this thing. You don’t shell out 7-figures to buy the movie rights to a book series without the actor already promising you he’ll star in it. That is, unless Cooper’s star fades in a few years, then I can see Warner ditching him and not the other way around.

Anyways, “Avatar” writer Shane Salerno is penning the script, and promises a “relevant, grounded and gritty, real-world, PG-13 action-drama film series.” Riiiiiiight.

And of course, they’re planning a movie trilogy. But you probably saw that coming, right? Why concentrate on making a really good movie when you can already sell a trilogy to people. Pish posh! That’s not how Hollywood works, folks.

Pendleton is said to have written 38 volumes of the book series in 11 years, then got ghostwriters to pen the rest. According to Wikipedia, there are over 600 novels starring Bolan since Pendleton started writing him in the late ’60s. Basically, he was James Patterson before there was James Patterson.

Bolan started his fictional life fighting the mafia, before segueing into battling terrorism. I’m guessing that’s where the movie series will go as well.

Bradley Cooper in The A-Team (2010) Movie Image

Via : Deadline

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  • ErickKwon

    Wow, I remember 80’s Stallone talking about doing the series and been wondering why it’s taken so damned long to adapt it. But PG-13? C’mon, grow a pair

  • Teddy Tinsley

    I guess someone finally heard me. I’ve been saying there should be a Mack Bolan movie for years. Okay now hear this, Remo Williams -The Destroyer. And make it gritty with the dark humor of the books. Also do not leave of an appearance by Shiva this time.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Supposedely working on that too. WHo would you cast?

  • Teddy Tinsley

    I’d case someone with martial skills aplenty. Scott Atkins comes to mine, Mark Dacascos maybe but he’s a little too good looking.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      OOH Mark Dacascos would rock the part!!!