Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Joe Abercrombie's BEST SERVED COLD headed to the screen with Rebecca Ferguson and Tim Miller attached

A film based on Joe Abercrombie's 2009 novel Best Served Cold is in active development, and very close to going into production.

Deadline has broken the news that a movie based on Abercrombie's book is currently in development with Deadpool director Tim Miller already attached to direct, and Rebecca Ferguson (Dune) in advanced talks to play the starring role of Monza Murcatto. Abercrombie himself, who has worked in television production, wrote the script.

The novel sees Monza, a mercenary, being betrayed and left for dead. Barely surviving, she decides to take her revenge on those who turned on her in the most spectacularly brutal ways possible, blazing a trail of destruction and chaos across the lands of Styria.

The novel is the fourth in the First Law world, but it is mostly a standalone volume. If the film is a hit, there is significant scope for further movies or TV shows (or both!) in that world, which is home to nine novels and a short story collection in total.

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