TKO Studios graphic novel The Banks is being developed as a feature film from the production company that previously brought us Sorry to Bother You.
The Banks cames from writer Roxane Gay and artist Ming Doyle. It tells the story of three generations of female master thieves in Chicago who must mend their differences to embark on a heist of a lifetime and avenge a loved one taken too soon.
That sounds similar to DC’s crime comic The Kitchen, which was adapted into a film with Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss. That film completely bombed at the box office, but who knows, maybe there’s a market for these kinds of crime movies now. Maybe this one tells a better story. I like a good heist film, though, so I’m interested.
Gay will adapt her story for the screen and serve as executive producer. She said in a statement:
“I am thrilled to revisit the world of The Banks. Clara, Cora, and Celia Banks are fierce women with compelling stories that will really come alive on the silver screen. I am also excited about partnering with TKO Studios, an amazing publisher to create comics with, and MACRO, a company that is a standard bearer for excellence with the films they make.”
Does this sound like a film project you’d be interested in watching?