Great detectives tend to leave an indelible mark on pop-culture, and legendary P.I Philip Marlowe is certainly one of the greatest detective of all time. The worth of a great character can also be judged based on the actors who have taken on the role, and greats like Elliott Gould, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Mitchum and James Garner have already played the iconic detective. It is now up to a modern great Liam Neeson to take on the legendary role and keep the legacy alive for future generations.

Mystery brewing

There are tons of Marlowe stories out there worth adapting, and the one chosen for this film is from a book called “The Black-Eyed Blonde” by Benjamin Black.

The book was published in 2014, and explores the story of the detective during one of his low points in his career.

Marlowe is seen to be a bit desperate to find work, which is why he agrees to take the case of a young woman eagerly searching for a former lover Nico Peterson. The story is set in California during the 1950’s, and will see the epic detective take on a whole lot of trouble in an attempt to find Peterson.

What to expect

Marlowe” is being produced by Nickel City pictures, and they could not have found a finer mind to script the film. William Monahan is already responsible for writing genius films like “The Departed” and “Kingdom Of Heaven”, and it looks like he is quite excited about working on this particular project.

He recently issued a statement regarding the same: “The book by Benjamin Black was a pleasure to adapt. It’s hard to tell who has the more of a lion’s heart and soul, Philip Marlowe or Liam Neeson. I hope I’ve done the both of them and a picture I could not anticipate more some service.”

It has been quite a while since audiences have seen Raymond Chandler’s iconic character “Marlowe” featured on the big screen point.

Perhaps it is long enough for the character to draw a whole new generation of viewers into the iconic storyline. The film does not have a release date yet but stay tuned for more updates as this story develops.