‘ Tyrant’ blends fiction with, ultimately, fact
PHILADELPHIA — He’s a tyrant, born and bred, and Fabrizio Boccardi is happy with that.
The entrepreneur is touting the fictional Michael Tiranno as a kind of antihero for the ages, spanning not just graphic novels and books, but ultimately films and real life, too.
With Las Vegas as his base, Boccardi said this week that the Tyrant — whose adventures were detailed in the novel “The Seven Sins: The Tyrant Ascending” by Jon Land — will be expanding into comics, games and other media, too, with a blend of fantasy, true crime, luxury and, of course, secrets. DC Entertainment is developing the character’s growth in comics, while Boccardi, chief executive of King Midas World, hopes to one day meld fiction with fact and develop the casino in the story, dubbed “Seven Sins.”