‘Collar Bomb Heist’ Won’t Be an Easy Movie to Make

Pizza Bomber

According to Deadline Hollywood, Mythology Entertainment and Anyway Entertainment are partnering on a feature film version of the real-life story of Brian Douglas Wells’ bank robbery attempt that ended tragically. Last year, 30 Minutes or Less drew comparisons because both stories featured bomb-strapped pizza delivery man being forced to rob a bank. In the true story, the bomb goes off.

That and the rest of the details of the bizarre crime will be released when “Pizza Bomber: The Untold Story of America’s Most Shocking Bank Robbery” hits shelves from authors Gerard Clark and Ed Palettella. The production companies involved also snagged life rights to many of the people involved and plan on calling the film Collar Bomb Heist.

Terrible, awful, no good name aside, this movie can’t possibly be an easy one to make. It involves an intricate, strangely-motivated plot as well as an ending that has to be handled just right. Plus, it’s a tragedy that’s difficult to fully understand, with police believing Wells was guilty and his family maintaining he was an innocent victim. That absolutely puts the filmmakers at an emotional disadvantage. On the optimistic side, if they get everything right, they’ll have an undeniably compelling movie on their hands. Now about that working title…


A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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