Korean director Kim Jee-woon ("I Saw the Devil," "The Last Stand") is set to direct "Coward" at Electric City Entertainment and Sierra/Affinity.
The film is an adaptation of the first novel in Ed Brubaker's graphic novel series which recently won an Eisner Award for best new series.
Set in a world of hustlers, crooked cops and lowlifes, the story centers on a second-generation heist planner who always has a bulletproof exit plan.
Brubaker adapted the screenplay, while Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell will produce. David Slade was previously attached to direct.