SCREENPLAYS BY CHUCK HUSTMYRE
"Hustmyre is as gritty and in-your-face as can be, making readers feel like they're poring over a real-life crime scene."
—Anne Barringer, The Best Reviews
RELENTLESS - Optioned to Dan Grodnik.
BLOOD TRIANGLE - Optioned to Benetone Films.
PROJECTORS - Optioned to Blue Sky Films.
DAYS OF RAGE - Optioned to Blue Sky Films.
RUN LIKE HELL - Sold to Lucas Foster.
CHINA RUN - Euramco Pictures.
RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. - Adam Chromy.
BLINK: BLACK OPS - Legacy Filmworks in Canada.
KELLER - MoliFilms Entertainment in London.
CHASING THE BULLET (action thriller, similar to Man on Fire, Gone Baby Gone, inspired by real events) - Fired FBI agent Maggie Cade, who works as a cut-rate private investigator for a strip mall lawyer, is the only chance of rescue for a teenage girl being held by sex traffickers.
THE CABIN (contained thriller, similar to Gerald's Game) - During a romantic anniversary getaway with her husband, a woman discovers someone is trying to kill her, but she isn't sure if it's the suspicious stranger who showed up on their doorstep, or her husband.
UNSANCTIONED (conspiracy thriller based on my novel The Second Shooter, similar to Safe House, Enemy of the State) – Rookie FBI agent Olivia Miller is forced to rely on a kook conspiracy writer and a former contract killer to save the first woman president from assassination.
SLEEPER (political thriller, similar to Salt, A History of Violence) - A deep-cover KGB agent sent to the US just before the collapse of the Soviet Union and left stranded for decades is reactivated and ordered to carry out a high-profile assassination that will destroy his American family.
THE MINE (contained thriller, similar to The Descent, The Ruins, Sanctum) - After a cave-in at the world's deepest mine, a disgraced American engineer fights to save trapped miners who are being devoured by an unknown species of ravenous carnivores.
CHOMP! (creature thriller, similar to Lake Placid, Tremors) - After a horde of genetically-enhanced "supersized" alligators invade the Gulf Coast island fishing resort of Grand Lafitte, three brothers—all former alligator hunters—are all that stand between the island's residents and alligator annihilation.
THE AXMAN OF NEW ORLEANS (historical true-crime based on my novel, similar to From Hell, Zodiac) - A detective chases an ax murderer in New Orleans in the early 1900s and discovers that the killings are linked to City Hall and a massive corruption scheme.
KILLER WITH A BADGE (true-crime, based on my bestselling book, similar to Black Mass, The Departed, In Cold Blood) - A veteran detective is saddled with an untested partner as he struggles to solve a gruesome triple murder in which one police officer is a victim and another is an unreliable witness. (Based on the bestselling nonfiction book.)
BIGG & TALL (TV pilot/crime, Lethal Weapon meets Twins) - A pair of mismatched private detectives, one a hulking former NFL linebacker, the other an angry gnome-like disbarred lawyer, eke out a living with low-rent clients until they take on the wrong client and end up on the run from crooked cops and a criminal syndicate.
BENT (TV pilot/gritty crime, similar to Ray Donovan, Banshee) - An ex-cop, released from prison after being framed for murder, is recruited into a secret task force aimed at cleaning up a corrupt city, starting with the crooked police department.
BLOOD CITY (TV pilot/supernatural crime) - A New Orleans homicide detective, who for a hundred years has hidden the fact that he's a vampire, faces exposure when he's assigned to investigate a string of grisly killings that he knows are the work of another vampire.