This new project sounds so incredibly cheesy that I sort of expect Steven Seagal to show up in mob attire, and Sylvester Stallone to turn up as a terrorist or something and have an epic, muscley battle. Get this -- The Hollywood Reporter has posted that producers Moritz Borman and Peter Graves have scored the film rights to a novel called The Seven Sins: The Tyrant Ascending by Jon Land.

The flick will follow a guy named Michael "The Tyrant" Tiranno (modeled on entrepreneur Fabrizio Boccardi), who was raised by a don from the Sicilian Mafia and becomes a real estate mogul. He builds a Las Vegas casino called Seven Sins that gets targeted, along with three other casinos, by suicidal car bombers believed to be Islamic terrorists. So of course, The Tyrant sets out to find the man responsible, which leads him to antique secrets and nonstop action.

The plan is to make this whole puppy a franchise, and I have to say -- I'm sort of glad. I'd much rather have a new weird action plot than more Rambos or other '80s franchises. But what about you? Are you hungry for The Tyrant?
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