Acclaimed writer-director Ben Wheatley (‘A Field in England,’ ‘Kill List,’ ‘Sightseers’) is in negotiations with Warner Bros. for an adaptation of Frank Miller and Geof Darrow‘s comic book mini-series ‘Hard Boiled.’

Miller and Darrow’s ‘Hard Boiled’ debuted in 1990 and focused on Carl Seltz, an insurance investigator in an dystopian, near-future Los Angeles who learns that he’s really a homicidal cyborg tax collector codenamed Nixon.

Deadline, who broke the news of Wheatley’s involvement, hear that the plan is for Wheatley to develop the project as a potential vehicle for his ‘High Rise’ star Tom Hiddleston.

‘Hard Boiled’ will be co-produced by Solipsist Films and Hollywood Gang, produced by Stephen L’Heureux,

Wheatley’s latest, the Tarantino-esque caper ‘Free Fire’ starring Brie Larson and Cillian Murphy, hits Irish cinemas March 31, 2017.