Bloody Disgusting has learned that Jack Reher, who penned David Hackl’s forthcoming Red Machine, is also writing a screenplay based on Gilberto Valle, NYPD’s Cannibal Cop.
Said to be from one of the producers of 300, Land of the Dead and Piranha 3D, the film will be loosely based on this real event in which the NYPD officer is accused of a bizarre plot involving up to 100 women.
The feature is being described as Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs meets “Hell’s Kitchen.”
An article at The Daily Beast digs in the complaint and finds the chilling revelations of Valle, 28, of Queens, N.Y., who was charged in a plot to kidnap and cook his girlfriend—and maybe as well as 100 other women. The FBI trapped Valle after a three-month investigation, in which they uncovered emails and instant messages between Valle and other co-conspirators. He is not known to have participated in any of the acts he talked about…
It’s always a little bothersome when true-life crime gets sensationalized on the big screen, but I guess that’s how it’s always been here in America.