Alexis Nolent - Writer

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WHY SHOULD YOU LISTEN TO HIM…?
Because he writes video games, comic books and novels and has projects in development with Brad Pitt's 'Plan B', David Fincher and James Mangold.

WHO HE'S WORKED WITH...
Paramount Pictures, Plan B and Warner Bros.



BIOGRAPHY


COMIC BOOKS

NUIT DE FUREUR: with Miles Hyman, published in 2008 by Editions Rivages/Casterman/Noir. Adaptation from Jim Thompson’s novel SAVAGE NIGHT.

LE TUEUR (THE KILLER)
: with Luc Jacamon, published by Editions Casterman8 releases between 1998 and 2009

  • Over 400 000 units sold in France
  • Also released in the U.S.A. (Archaia Studio Press), Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, Finland, and Turkey
  • Runner up for Best U.S. Edition of International Material 2008 Eisner Award (San Diego Comic-On)
  • Runner up for the 2007 Eagle Award For Favourite European Comics
  • Optioned by Paramount and will be developed as a directing vehicle for David Fincher
  • Will be produced by Brad Pitt’s “Plan B” and Alexandra Milchan


CYCLOPES, with Luc Jacamon and Gaël De Meyere, published by Editions Casterman

  • Three releases since 2005
  • Optioned by Warner Bros. to be developed as a directing vehicle for James Mangold
  • Produced by Cathy Konrad and Alexandra  Milchan


DU PLOMB DANS LA TETE: with Colin Wilson, published by Editions Casterman

  • Three releases between 2003 and 2005
  • Winner of the Best Scenario Award, Brussel Saint-Jean Festival in 2004
  • Optioned by Warner Brothers. Movie should be produced by Alexandra Milchan


SHANDY, UN ANGLAIS DANS l’EMPIRE: with Dominique Bertail, published by Editions Delcourt.

  • Two releases since 2005
  • Winner of the Best Scenario Award, Ajaccio Festival in 2005
  • Winner of the Best Book Award, Brussel Saint-Jean Festival in 2006


PEINES PERDUES: 1993, with Jean-Christophe Chauzy, published by Editions Casterman

  • Runner up for Best Edition Award, Angoulême Festival in 1994
  • Runner up for Readers’ Choice Award, Angoulême Festival in 1994


BAYOU JOEY: 1990, with Jean-Christophe Chauzy, published by Editions Futuropolis

ZIDANE
: 2005, with Pierret & Venanzi, published by Editions Casterman

  • Zinedine Zidane’s biography
  • More than 130 000 units sold in France only


Matz is also the co-founder and the co-editorial director of Rivages/Casterman/Noir, which proposes to adapt noir novels into graphic novels with the best possible talents for the best possible quality.

Already out:

  • NUIT DE FUREUR, by Hyman & Matz (Savage Night/Jim Thompson)
  • PAUVRES Z’HEROS, by Baru (Pierre Pellot)
  • PIERRE QUI ROULE, by Lax (The Hot Rock/Donald Westlake)
  • SUR LES QUAIS, by Van Linthout & Rodolphe (On the Waterfront/Budd Schulberg)
  • SHUTTER ISLAND, by De Metter (Shutter Island/Dennis Lehane)
  • TROUILLE, by Pinelli & Oppel (Marc Behm)
  • LAGUITARE DE BO DIDDLEY, by Chauzy & Villard (Marc Villard)
  • CORONADO, by Loustal (Dennis Lehane)
  • BROUILLARD AU PONT DE BIHAC, by Gabriel Germain (J.-H. Oppel)
  • PRISONNIERS DU CIEL, by Truong & Le Luhern (Heaven’s Prisoners/James Lee Burke)
  • L’ULTIME DEFI DE SHERLOCK HOLMES, by Stromboni & Cotte (Michael Dibdin)
  • DERNIERE STATION AVANT L’AUTOROUTE, by Mako & Daeninckx (Hugues Pagan)
  • LE KID DE L’OKLAHOMA, by Berlion (Elmore Leonard)


CURATOR

Nolent curated an exhibition titled MADE IN FRANCE (7 European graphic novel artists), at the upscale New York NYEHAUS gallery, Spring 2008.


NOVEL


RESIDENCE SURVEILLEE
: 1993, Denoël, Paris.


MOVIE

COURS TOUJOURS: 
short film (13 minutes)

  • Co-writer and co-director
  • Starring Frédéric Diefenthal and Omar Sharif.



TRANSLATIONS FROM ENGLISH TO FRENCH

NOVELS

  • THE HOT ROCK (PIERRE QUI ROULE), Donald E. Westlake, Rivages/Noir, 2007.

  • WATCHING THE WHEELS COME OFF (QUAND TOUT SE FAIT LA MALLE), Mike Hodges, Rivages/Noir, 2008.

  • PAINKILLERS, Jerry Stahl, Rivages/Noir, 2011.


COMIC BOOK

  • ANGEL FIRE (ANGEL FIRE), Chris Blythe, Casterman