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Miller’s Business Is ‘Trouble’

June 20, 2007

frankmiller.gifFrank Miller has been named by Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment to adapt the Raymond Chandler novella Trouble Is My Business.  The adaptation will be star vehicle for Clive Owen.  Miller and Owen previously worked together in Sin City.

According to Variety, Trouble Is My Business was chosen partly because it provides the actor with a similar chance to frame the narrative with a compelling voiceover, using Chandler’s hardboiled prose as hard-drinking private eye Philip Marlowe cracks cases, busts heads and romances femme fatales in 1940s Los Angeles.

“Frank Miller knows more about noir than anyone I have ever met, and clearly the writing of Raymond Chandler has been an enormous influence on his life and his work,” Owen said. “Miller adapting Chandler seemed like a perfect match.”

I think this is pretty exciting.  Both Miller and Owen are incredibly talented folks and I’ve no doubt they can pull it off.  Miller is also working on the film version of Will Eisner’s graphic novel The Spirit, and he is still set to co-direct Sin City 2 with .