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Alexis Nolent

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Nationality  French
Name  Alexis Nolent
Area(s)  Writer
Role  Writer

Pseudonym(s)  Matz
Books  Bayou Joey
Notable works  The Killer
Movies  Bullet to the Head
Alexis Nolent wwwlondonscreenwritersfestivalcomassetsAlexis
Awards  Prix Saint-Michel: Best Story (2004) Best French Language Comic (2006)
Similar People  Alessandro Camon, Walter Hill, Sylvester Stallone

Alexis Nolent (a.k.a. Matz) is a French writer. He writes scripts for videogames and has also written a novel and, under the Matz pen-name, a number of comics.


Life and career

Nolent was born in Rouen, France, and grew up in the Caribbean, before moving to Paris.

His graphic novel Du Plomb Dans La Tete, AKA Headshot, was adapted into the 2012 film Bullet to the Head. He has written The Killer (Le Tueur) and Cyclops (Cyclopes) both of which have been optioned for films, also by producer Alexandra Milchan, the former at Paramount with director David Fincher and the latter at Warner Brothers by James Mangold. The Killer is his first to be published in English and is published by Archaia Studios Press, who are dividing each of volumes into two parts and releasing in American comic book format bi-monthly. The first four issues were collected as a hardcover volume, which won IGN's Best Indy Book of 2007 Award, Newsarama's Best of '07 gave it the "Best Comic You Didn’t Read This Year" award and Entertainment Weekly named it #2 in a list of Best comics of 2007.

Other work includes Headshot (Du plomb dans la tête) with Colin Wilson, Shandy with Dominique Bertail and an upcoming adaptation of Jim Thompson's novel Savage Night with artist Miles Hyman.

The Killer has been optioned for a film.


  • 2004: Won Best Story, Prix Saint-Michel, for Du plomb dans la tête
  • 2006:
  • Won Best Comic (French language), Prix Saint-Michel, for Shandy 2: Le dragon d'Austerlitz
  • Nominated for Best artwork, Prix Saint-Michel, for Shandy 2: Le dragon d'Austerlitz
  • 2007: Nominated for "Award for Favourite European Comics" Eagle Award, for The Killer.
  • 2008: Nominated for "Best U.S. Edition of International Material" Eisner Award, for The Killer.
  • References

    Alexis Nolent Wikipedia