The Years of the Locust, by Jon Hotten, tells a true story of murder, corruption and intrigue set amidst the world of boxing. It involves a salesman-turned-promoter named Rick Parker and his innocent/naive fighter Tim Anderson.

Hotten noted in a blog post last year that Considine was looking at adapting it, but it now seems to be a bit more official. Considine, who has always had a sterling reputation as an actor (Dead Man Walking, Hot Fuzz, Submarine, The Bourne Ultimatum), has garnered nothing but rave reviews for his directorial debut, Tyrannosaur and had been presumed to be looking at another project to write and direct.

Backstage at the BAFTAs, where Considine picked up an award for Outstanding Debut by a Writer or Director, he confirmed he is now working on adapting The Years of the Locust, although on his website he also confirms that he is working on a script called “The Leaning”. Busy chap.

There is no word on timeframes for Locust (or Leaning for that matter), but we will let you know as soon as we hear anything further.

Source: Deadline.

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