Action Lab has announced that its critically acclaimed crime series Spencer & Locke has been optioned by Hitman producer Adrian Askarieh and his company Prime Universe Films for a big screen adaptation.
Created by writer David Pepose and artist Jorge Santiago, Spencer & Locke follows hard-boiled Detective Locke as he solves a brutal murder with the only partner he can trust — his imaginary talking panther, Spencer. But as their investigation stirs up a vicious crime syndicate and memories of Locke’s traumatic upbringing, can this unlikely pair survive long enough to learn the truth?
“I was hooked from the very first issue,” said Askarieh. “There is something darkly visceral and uniquely cinematic about what David and Jorge have created.”
The fourth and final issue of Spencer & Locke is set for release on Wednesday, July 19th. Meanwhile Askarieh is looking to package the adaptation and submit to Constantin Film, where he has a first-look deal.