Brian Helgeland has been announced as the writer and director for a new Netflix film “Button Man” based on the 2000 AD graphic novel by John Wagner and Arthur Ranson. Helgeland wrote and directed both “42” and “A Knight’s Tale” as well as writing the screenplay for “L.A. Confidential”. The film will be produced by 6th & Idaho’s Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan.
Button Man tells the story of ex-military contractor Harry Exton. The first true hero of the post-truth age, Harry’s a proxy in a clandestine competition among the super rich. Paid to fight to the death in modern-day gladiatorial contests, Harry sets out on a relentless journey to use these twisted elites’ own dark machine to bring their corrupt world crashing down.