TV - Movies
The Tom Hanks
Mobster Drama
You Didn't Know
Was Based On A
Graphic Novel
By CALVIN CARTER
Tom Hanks is currently attached to a film adaptation of the graphic novel "Here" by author Richard McGuire. Fans may initially think this serves as Hanks' first comic book-related movie, but in 2002, the actor starred in an acclaimed mobster drama pulled from the pages of a DC comic.
In "Road To Perdition," Hanks portrayed feared Irish mob enforcer Michael Sullivan in a film, based on the 1998 DC Comics graphic novel of the same name by writer Max Allan Collins and artist Richard Piers Maynard. "Road To Perdition" was influenced by the samurai classic "Lone Wolf And Cub" by Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima.
"Road To Perdition" didn't stray too far from its comic book source, but some key differences are hard not to notice. The comic had more of a pulp feel and is much more violent and Jude Law's character of Harlen Maguire unique to the film.