Sony Pictures Television has picked up the best-selling book series “The Destroyer” which stars pulp action hero Remo Williams.
“Better Call Saul” alum Gordon Smith will write and executive produce the series about government agent Williams, a former cop charged with a crime he didn’t commit and then sentenced to death.
His death is faked by the government just so he can be trained in a dark martial art and become an agent for an organization called CURE. Over 150 books featuring Williams have been published since the first in 1971.
The plan is to use the abundant source material to create a “cohesive and iconic international action/adventure universe” while retaining the character’s signature sense of humor.
Adrian Askarieh will produce the new series, which follows the 1985 film “Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins” starring Fred Ward, and two other failed screen adaptations, including one from Sony filmmaker Shane Black.