According to Antonello, Gans has personally expressed interest in helming the film. The director has independently written a script for the project and had planned to acquire movie rights for the title.
Unfortunately for Gans, French production company Lazennec has already acquired the rights from Astorina, Italian publisher of the Danger Diabolik comic-book. Lazennec has attached crime novelist Carlo Lucarelli to script, but has yet to choose a director. Says Antonello, "Gans is clearly one of the names being considered."
Our French-speaking audience can read Gans' statements firsthand in an interview on his official site.