Comics Femme Noir Headed to Small Screen?
It's funny to realize that there are enough comic book properties being sold to Hollywood to support an entire website called Comics2Film—that's who is reporting that Deadly Beloved, a forthcoming Hard Case Crime book by veteran mystery writer Max Allan Collins, is headed to the Oxygen Network as a potential pilot. The novel stars Michael Tree, a widowed private investigator (her husband was also named Michael) who Collins, along with artist Terry Beatty, first introduced to readers in the 1980s indie comic Ms. Tree. The site describes the novel as "a Casino Royale-style reboot" that preserves Tree's fundamental character with a bit of modernization.
Of course, the big question is: Who's going to play her in the series? I vote Fairzua Balk, or maybe color Clea DuVall's hair black for the part.