September 27, 2011
Russell Williams movie to be made
By QMI Agency
The life of former Canadian military colonel Russell Williams may be headed to the silver screen.
Penguin Group and Richard Lowry Productions Inc. announced Monday the book Camouflaged Killer: The Shocking Double Life of Canadian Air Force Colonel Russell Williams, by David A. Gibb, will be adapted into a motion picture.
"Since Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the public has been fascinated by characters with duality of personality -- Col. Williams, a revered leader on one hand, a killer on the other, is one of those characters," Dick Lowry said in a statement. "Based on David's book, I intend to bring to the screen a memorable, if not frightening and insightful look at the man behind the crimes."
Development of the project is to start immediately, Lowry said.
The former military commander is serving two concurrent life sentences for first-degree murder in the sex slayings of Jessica Lloyd, 27, and Cpl. Marie-France Comeau, 38.
He was also convicted in two sexual assaults and dozens of fetish break-ins dating back to 2007 during which he stole women's underwear and photographed himself wearing the garments. Williams was stripped of his military status in December.
Gibb's book is set for release Oct. 4.
Production of the movie is set to begin next year.