English producer David Heyman made his name in 1999 by snagging the film rights to the first four books in the Harry Potter franchise for around $2 million. The penultimate movie in the series was just released.
It's really very fortunate that the principal cast have remained with Harry Potter from tip to tail, because otherwise the series has transformed so much, aesthetically and tonally, as to appear schizophrenic.
There aren't many people working in films right now who have the mastery of droll, deadpan humor that Bill Nighy possesses. So Wild Target should be right up his alley. It is. Unfortunately, that alley is mostly a dead-end affair.