Usual Suspects comic to reveal the origins of Keyser Soze

Bryan Singer should be a household name to fans of comic books and movies. The director of the critically acclaimed X-Men, X2: X-Men UnitedSuperman Returns, and X-Men: Days of Future Past movies is no stranger to comic book adaptations. Singer’s production company Bad Hat Harry also produced X-Men: First Class and The Wolverine, in addition to the television series House, M. D.

Bryan Singer’s first movie, 1995’s The Usual Suspects, may be his most renowned. Christopher McQuarrie won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay and Kevin Spacey won the Award for Best Supporting Actor in the film. In addition to the official recognition, Suspects achieved an almost instant cult status due primarily to the main villain/anti-hero Spacey’s “Verbal” Kint/Keyser Soze. Little is actually revealed about Soze during the film: even his identity is only revealed in the last few minutes.

This will change in early 2016. Bad Hat Harry Productions and Red 5 Comics have announced a series of graphic novels focused on Keyser Soze. The first issue of Keyser Soze: Scorched Earth will recount how Soze builds his drug empire during the 1980s’ “War on Drugs,” nine years prior to the events of the film.

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