Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer Coming To The Big Screen

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Warners has acquired the feature film rights to TV and Literary P.I Mike Hammer, Deadline reports.

The deal to turn Mickey Spillane’s book hero into a film is a co-production between Film 360 and Thunder Road.

The character of Hammer, who featured in 13 books, was said to be super influential on later tough guy detectives like Dirty Harry.

Darren McGavin first played the title role in the “Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer” TV show, before being replaced by Stacy Keach in a later incarnation.