If you enjoy a good serial killer flick as much as the next person, then this might be the movie for you. The Italian best-selling novel I Kill (io uccido) by Giorgio Faletti is being adapted for the big screen. The book has been a huge hit in Italy and the father-and-son team of Aurelio De Laurentiis and Luigi De Laurentiis Jr. think they can make a movie version that will be just as big of a success.

Variety announced that Jon Avnet has been hired to direct the film version of the novel for Laurentiis' Flimauro productions. Avnet has a pretty extensive TV resume, but he is probably best known for directing Fried Green Tomatoes. Avent will also be reworking the script originally written by Davide Ferrario. I Kill focuses on a serial killer who develops a "rapport" with a call-in radio DJ to request songs that reflect the crime he is about to commit.

The film is due to start shooting next year on the Cote d'Azur, which is definitely one of the more glamorous locations for a serial killer flick I've seen in a while. No casting announcements have been made yet, but Filmauro is going to be keeping busy with their production of Empire of The Dragon, another adaptation of a novel by Massimo Manfredi about Roman militia in the service of an exiled Chinese prince.
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