DJ Caruso To Walk Among “Tombstones”

“Disturbia” director DJ Caruso is in discussions to direct the R-rated gritty drama “A Walk Among the Tombstone” for Cross Creek Pictures says Deadline.

The story follows Matthew Scudder, an alcoholic former cop who spends his retirement doing favors for friends which take him deep into the underbelly of New York City.

Scudder goes in search of a heroin kingpin’s wife who has been kidnapped and is being sent back in pieces. Scott Frank penned the script for the adaptation of the Lawrence Block novel.

Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Danny DeVito and Brian Oliver are producing. The project was previously set up at Universal back in the late 90’s and once had Harrison Ford attached.

There are over twenty Scudder books so this could potentially launch a franchise. Caruso is deciding between this and the John August-scripted “Preacher” at Sony Pictures as his next project.