Comics being made into films

News Martin Anderson 16 Nov 2008 - 21:47
Dredd lives, after a critical drubbing in 1995...

Comics are the new spec-scripts, and Hollywood is very amenable to a script with big pictures...

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10 (2011)
Originator Shannon Eric Denton may have come up with the most un-Googleable new movie title ever (let me help), and to boot it will get confused with both the Blake Edwards 1979 comedy and its 2011 remake. The Boom! Studios comic proposes some Saw/Battle Royale-like shenanigans as ten unwilling contestants must hunt each other or die. Ice Cube is slated for this.

Akira (2011)
Leonardo DiCaprio disappointed many fans of Katsuhiro Otomo's 80s manga strip by declaring that he won't be in this, though his Appian Way production company has set SFX wizard Ruairi Robinson to direct. The title character is a child of God-like powers who may have started the third world war that decimated the 'Neo-Tokyo' that biker gangs skirt round. Blade Runner-tastic. Appian Way are also developing...

Barbarella (2009)
The personal split between McGowan and Rodriguez doesn't seem to have stopped Sonja, but Rodriguez's adaptation of the 1960s French space-kitten comic by Jean-Claude Forest has had other problems over the last two years, and it's looking bloody unlikely this side of 2010 whoever does it.

Batman 3 (a.k.a. Dark Knight 3, Untitled Batman project, 2010)
With not so much as a listing on any projects database, the rumour-mill has been going into white heat for five months as I write. Christopher Nolan's search for the right story seems to be getting somewhere. Eddie Murphy's tenure as the Riddler seems to have little credibility to it, whilst Rachel Weicz's casting as Catwoman has been lent more credibility, but only because it seems less outlandish casting. Until Mr. Nolan speaks, we know nothing.

Battle Angel (aka 'Battle Angel Alita', 2011)
Yukito Kishiro's 1990 manga about an amnesiac cyborg trying to recover her life and survive in the margins of the 'scrapyard' remains slated for a James Cameron 2011 adaptation despite Avatar having dominated the headlines, though there's some confusion about the project's status. Like Avatar, the project is intended for dual 3D and straight release.

Billy Batson and the Legend of Shazam (aka Captain Marvel, 2010)
The Captain Marvel character is awfully close to Superman in capabilities, and the scrambling for 'dark' properties for superhero movies could have moved this project even further down the roster. Get Smart director Peter Segal is attached, and in his defence was talking about a 'darker' character well before The Dark Knight's release and box-office supremacy.

Buck Rogers (2011)
Philip Francis Nowlan's swashbuckling, future-dwelling astronaut is set to fly again with a new production from Gigi Pritzker and Deborah Del Prete's Odd Lot Entertainment and Avi Lerner at NuImage/Millennium. Frank Miller seems to have made a good enough impression with The Spirit to bag the helm, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Caliber (2010)
John Woo's retelling of the Arthur legend is based on Sam Sarkar's Radical GN, and finds Excalibur the sword replaced by Caliber the six-shooter as the medieval tale is reimagined in the old west.

Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future (2009)
Frank Hampson's jut-jawed man of the (retro) future is a very Brit proposition, and thus may face the same endless adaptation problems that The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy did for 25 years. Having relaunched the Eagle Comic's hero a second time (the first being courtesy of 2000AD in 1977) under Virgin comics, Richard Branson is backing the Dan Dare movie, which has been on the slate at various times for the last 30 years.

Deadpool (2010)
Contrary to earlier reports, Variety says that the hyper-acid mercenary played by Ryan Reynolds in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (see above) will have to await that film's box-office fate to know his own. Deadpool is about as post-modern and ironic a superhero as Marvel has to offer, arguably their most Tarantino-resque hero, but he's a strong flavour that might not attract the requisite investment for a full-budget superhero flick. According to MTV, the Deadpool movie has been in the works for 5 years, with Ryan Reynolds 'obsessed' to play the role.

Doctor Strange (2012)
Already the subject of two low-budget adaptations (in 1978 and 2007), there have been many contenders to helm and star in the tale of the New York superhero/mystic; Christian Bale - perhaps unimaginatively - is the latest to be offered the cape, while Guillermo del Toro has flirted endlessly with the project, which remains without a confirmed director.

Elfquest (2011)
Wendy and Richard Pini's 1978 cult comic - published at various times by both Marvel and DC - is finally set for the big screen after a number of false starts. DC hold sway as the film is being produced by Warners with Rawson Marshall Thurber at the helm.

Ex Machina (2010)
Wildstorm's post 9/11 tale of a more-than-usually empowered mayor of New York is once again resting with the indefatiguable Benderspink partnership. The tale concerns civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who is blasted by an alien device at the base of the Brooklyn bridge and decides to use his resultant superpowers in more orthodox channels than most heroes. The film is at the scripting stage.

Flash Gordon (2010)
Sahara director Breck Eisner - currently prepping The Creature From The Black Lagoon - is heading up the new version of Alex Raymond's 1930s space opera, already adapted to huge success at the time and by Mike Hodges in 1980 (the TV version having enjoyed less success). The film is said to be in active development but without a start date, and could be one of the many safer bets Sony will need if 'straight' superhero movies start tanking.

Freedom Formula (2010)
Radical comics GN depicts a Robocop-style future where corporations rule and purpose-bred racers compete in tournaments with 'Vicious Cycles', exo-skeletal armour shells giving the wearer Iron Man-style powers, and depicts the story of 'Zee', the 'Neo' of this piece determined to bring down the whole corrupt system. Bryan Singer is producing the movie.

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Not for us gen-X types.

Not "Action Man", which was like a military Barbie for boys, but "Action Force".

Sorry - didn't mean to post that twice - the website didn't update before! :)

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Hey Hollywood, I want Darkchylde to be a movie!! I can picture someone like Sheri Moon as the lead.

Didn't know about the Luke Cage, Namor or Nick Fury movies - do you have any more on them?

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Or Steve Canyon? Terry And The Pirates? Prince Valiant?
I would really like to see a remake of Chohei Kanbayashi's "Sentou Yousei Yukikaze" that remains faithful to the original stories. The Gonzo anime was wonderful, but it left out so much of the story that one could only guess at what exactly was going on.

Wasn't 'GI JOE' known in the UK as 'Action Force' and not 'Action Man'?

Action Man toys are about ten times the size of the orignal Cobra Commander et al

RE: THE LOSERS. Andy Diggle's a Scot? That'll be news to him!

if they don't make the Deadpool movie, 20th century fox is gonna have one angry fanboy (me) on their hands!

A deadpool movie is in the works!!!!

So help 20th century fox if it isnt made.

I joined this group to find one answer; and I hope some one can help me.

Some years ago I watched a movie on TV and I KNOW it was adapted from a comic book ... What I would like to know is what comic book and What was the name of the movie!

Here is the only information I can remember. The movie had ot do with a father who bestows his son with a ring which has a skull on it. The son returns to NYC to investigate the appearance of a crystal skull. During his visit he crosses paths with a old girl friend at a museum who gets out of joint about him leaving several years go (15?). The Hero winds up doing battle with the arch-villian with the aid of a set of 6 crystal skulls; along with his own ring.

Hoping some one can help me. Thank you very much for this communities time.

MstrPBK
St. Paul, MN

there is going to be a dragonball move

there is going to be a dragonball move

We're going to be pinning this and keeping it updated, as it said in the footnote when first published, so watch this space...

A SLEEPER movie could be fantastic, as long as Cruise realises the role for him in it is Tao, not Carver.

Not "Action Man" but "Action Force".

Not "Action Man" but "Action Force".

Not for us gen-X types.

Not "Action Man", which was like a military Barbie for boys, but "Action Force".

Sorry - didn't mean to post that twice - the website didn't update before! :)

Not "Action Man", which was like a military Barbie for boys, but "Action Force".

Check out G.I. Joe at Wikipedia, and http://www.geocities.com/sunse.... I was crazy on Action Man as a kid, my favourite being the helicopter and the heli-pack.

What about the rumors of Fox developing a live-action Cowboy Bebop movie due for release in 2011?

I have just read the whole of the online Last Blood GN series! Nearly wet myself it was so good...not sure what the movie will be like but you can bet your last shiney penny that i'll be there! Any further news on it at all?

Hey Hollywood, I want Darkchylde to be a movie!! I can picture someone like Sheri Moon as the lead.

Didn't know about the Luke Cage, Namor or Nick Fury movies - do you have any more on them?

Milk and Cookies, why not a film featuring those two Marvel Comics oddballs? Ron Perlman would make a great Cookies and any teenage/ young twenties blonde would do fine as Milk.

Or Steve Canyon? Terry And The Pirates? Prince Valiant?
I would really like to see a remake of Chohei Kanbayashi's "Sentou Yousei Yukikaze" that remains faithful to the original stories. The Gonzo anime was wonderful, but it left out so much of the story that one could only guess at what exactly was going on.

Wasn't 'GI JOE' known in the UK as 'Action Force' and not 'Action Man'?

Action Man toys are about ten times the size of the orignal Cobra Commander et al

RE: THE LOSERS. Andy Diggle's a Scot? That'll be news to him!

A deadpool movie is in the works!!!!

So help 20th century fox if it isnt made.

if they don't make the Deadpool movie, 20th century fox is gonna have one angry fanboy (me) on their hands!

I joined this group to find one answer; and I hope some one can help me.

Some years ago I watched a movie on TV and I KNOW it was adapted from a comic book ... What I would like to know is what comic book and What was the name of the movie!

Here is the only information I can remember. The movie had ot do with a father who bestows his son with a ring which has a skull on it. The son returns to NYC to investigate the appearance of a crystal skull. During his visit he crosses paths with a old girl friend at a museum who gets out of joint about him leaving several years go (15?). The Hero winds up doing battle with the arch-villian with the aid of a set of 6 crystal skulls; along with his own ring.

Hoping some one can help me. Thank you very much for this communities time.

MstrPBK
St. Paul, MN

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