After helming films like Dream a Little Dream (Haim, Feldman!) and Murder in the First (Slater, Bacon!), writer-producer-director Marc Rocco disappeared for ten years before popping up with a co-producer and story credit on The Jacket back in 2005. Now, Variety reports Rocco is making his big-screen comeback with an adaptation of the Jim Thompson noir novel The Killer Inside Me, which he'll direct from a script written by Robert Weinbach.
The book, which was published all the way back in 1952, follows a West Texas deputy sheriff who's the kind of guy you want to invite over for a barbecue and a beer, until it's slowly revealed that he's actually a psychotic killer. Yikes. Since the novel was first published way back when, Rocco is looking forward to updating the story so that it takes place in a post-9/11 world. He hopes to begin filming this fall, assuming they can get this puppy cast ... with at least one Corey lending their acting talents, one would hope. Hey, a guy can dream, right?