"I don't fire people, Nick" says Bernie. "And they don't resign." From this early moment in our story, Nick knows he must find some way to escape Bernie's clutches. And audiences will want to find out not only why, but how.
With KILL ME ALL YOU WANT, we are crafting a noir-infused world of crime, anti-heroes, and romance. Nick walks among us. He could be anyone we see on the street. But his work as a hitman is as horrifying as we might imagine. It’s a life spent in shadows, a lonely one. And his decision to put everything on the line to connect with a woman he loves makes Nick a character for whom we root. We can understand Nick, even as we might fear him.
Any suspense film must take into account Hitchcock's old adage that "drama is life with the dull bits cut out." From our opening images of Nick's vicious father to our final scene in which Nick and Lucy may or may not be on their way to a happy future, KILL ME ALL YOU WANT is packed with suspense.
With Gibson at the helm, the director's vision speaks perfectly to the goals of the writing. Gib's extraordinary sensitivity as a director allows KILL ME ALL YOU WANT to have the auteur's sensibility of a story told with a singular vision. As a director, a writer, and an actor, Gibson Frazier's work has been hailed as "extraordinary" and "singular" by he mainstream press such as The New York Times and USA Today as well as by alternative publications like the Village Voice, Aint It Cool News, and Icon Magazine. With his own accomplished career as a foundation, Gibson has a unique understanding of how to speak to and get the best from his cast.
KILL ME ALL YOU WANT is a breathless tale of daring intrigue, suspenseful gamesmanship, and heartbreaking romance. The strength of the script has already garnered interest from major Hollywood acting talent; the experienced production team that we are putting together will ensure that the film will get made on time and under budget; and with Gibson's craftsmanship translating the words to the screen, the film will deliver what audiences desire most: an unforgettably well told tale filled with extraordinary characters. Having spent time in Nick's world, you may find yourself looking over your shoulder on the way home from the theatre. You never know if one of "Bernie's guys" is walking right behind you.
- Mark Shanahan