Name Alexis Nolent
Books Bayou Joey
Notable works The Killer
Movies Bullet to the Head
|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.