Some movement to bring Block’s Scudder back to the big screen.

Deadline is reporting that that DJ Caruso (DISTURBIA, EAGLE EYE) is in talks to direct the film version of Lawrence Block’s A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES.

AWATW features the iconic Matthew Scudder, a former cop whose career crumbled as his drinking problem grew. He is approached by a drug kingpin to track down the men that kidnapped his wife and sent her home to him in pieces.

Caruso has had some success with Disturbia and Eagle Eye, but no box office smashes or critically praised films to his credit. I have seen a few of his and don’t see him as the one to bring Scudder back to films.

At one point, Joe Carnahan (SMOKIN’ ACE, NARC) was on board to direct Harrison Ford in it, but both names have long since been removed from the project.