In 1977 David Boswell created comic book anti-hero Reid Fleming, the World’s Toughest Milkman. 30 years later, the big screen Hollywood adaptation remains in contractual limbo.
In the late seventies Canadian cartoonist David Boswell created Reid Fleming, the World’s Toughest Milkman, a comic book anti-hero, and counter culture icon. By the following decade, a Hollywood studio was preparing a feature film. Now, over 30 years later, the character is still mired in contractual limbo.
We’re curious how Hollywood chooses which movies get made. I’ve known about Reid Fleming, so I wondered, “where’s the movie?” After discovering how ensnared a big screen adaptation was, I did what I felt to be the next best thing, and made a doc about it.