Paramount Lets “Torso” Rights Lapse

David Fincher’s planned film adaptation of the graphic novel “Torso” is now in limbo as Paramount Pictures has let the film rights lapse says The Hollywood Reporter.

Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Andreyko’s crime thriller tells the true story of Treasury Department agent Eliot Ness’ time after his Al Capone days.

Paramount has held the rights since January 2006 and the likes of Matt Damon and Casey Affleck have been attached at different times.

The studio however still owns Kruger’s screenplay and is in discussions potentially to strike a new option agreement with the comic’s writers who now hold the rights again.