I recently got to talk with industry staple Gale Anne Hurd, and while she denied any drama involved with Punisher: War Zone, she did claim that The Boston Stranglers should have a finalized script this week and be ready to start filming by Spring of 2009. The film currently has a 2010 release date with Brian de Palma in the director’s chair.

The film is based off the book “The Boston Stranglers: The Public Conviction of Albert DeSalvo and the True Story of Eleven Shocking Murders,” by Susan Kelly. Why they didn’t choose to stick with that title, I don’t know. Of course, the story is based off the silk-stocking stranglings that took place in the 1960s. Because of the nature of the crimes and their location, the murderer was dubbed The Boston Strangler, becoming the third-most famous entity with the word ‘Boston’ in its name behind The Boston Tea Party and The Boston Massacre. The band Boston is, of course, the fourth-most famous.

A film starring Tony Curtis as DeSalvo was made in 1968, but, as the book points out, there’s now doubt as to whether DeSalvo was the true Boston Strangler or whether the Strangler was one person or several. Based on the title and the source material, it’s probably a good guess that De Palma’s true crime adaptation will involve the possibility of multiple killers.

So far, there’s no casting in place, and Hurd wouldn’t spill the beans on who they are looking at. She’s crafty like that.

Who do you think would make a good Boston Strangler? Should the song Midnight Rambler by the Rolling Stones be included in the movie’s soundtrack? The answer to the second discussion question is ‘yes.’

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