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Title: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Parker on September 22, 2011, 08:29:10 PM
My vote goes to American Century
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Century_(comics) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Century_(comics))

I have it, and it's true life stories about Harry Block/Harry Kraft, a jewish American GI who fakes his death and says FU to America---he goes to Central America, there is T'n A, sex, violence, intrigue...the comic, is pretty much a graphic novel type, it harks back to the old days, except the women are generally naked.


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: DK II on September 23, 2011, 04:46:27 AM
Preacher

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preacher_(comics)



Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: andreisdaman on September 23, 2011, 07:55:52 AM
Preacher

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preacher_(comics)



Preacher would be good....I thought they were working on that already


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: DK II on September 24, 2011, 12:20:02 AM
Preacher would be good....I thought they were working on that already

Yes, they had several starts, but afaik they aren't working on it atm.


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: andreisdaman on September 24, 2011, 05:12:17 AM
Yes, they had several starts, but afaik they aren't working on it atm.

did you read the whole comic series on Preacher?...what did you think?..I read the whole thing from beginning to end


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: DK II on September 24, 2011, 05:22:10 AM
did you read the whole comic series on Preacher?...what did you think?..I read the whole thing from beginning to end

Yep, read it all, but a few years ago.

One of the best comics i have ever read.


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: andreisdaman on September 24, 2011, 05:23:02 AM
Yep, read it all, but a few years ago.

One of the best comics i have ever read.

agreed...the ending was shocking though..wasn't expecting that


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Parker on September 29, 2011, 04:16:55 PM
100 Bullets


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: NarcissisticDeity on October 02, 2011, 01:43:00 AM
They need to revamp the Spawn series with today's technology it could be great


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Parker on October 13, 2011, 02:32:44 PM
Grendel, I have a few of the comics
 http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grendel_(comics) (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grendel_(comics))

and then there was this comic that had some Birman who wore a black mask that had staples all over it...


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: kiwiol on October 16, 2011, 03:56:01 PM
Parker, DK, Tu Holmes and others - a question.

I want to read some comics by mostly Marvel & DC - X Men, Avengers, Superman etc. For X Men and Avengers, is there any series you'd recommend that's maybe a reboot or a starting point that goes into the origins of each character? I'm mostly interested in Hulk, Batman, X Men and Avengers, maybe also Thor and Fantastic Four.

I know they did a reboot for Superman in 1987 and I've been reading some of those, which are good. There are lots of sites that have whole PDF downloads, so let me know which would be a good starting point for Marvel. TIA.


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: DK II on October 16, 2011, 05:08:19 PM
Parker, DK, Tu Holmes and others - a question.

I want to read some comics by mostly Marvel & DC - X Men, Avengers, Superman etc. For X Men and Avengers, is there any series you'd recommend that's maybe a reboot or a starting point that goes into the origins of each character? I'm mostly interested in Hulk, Batman, X Men and Avengers, maybe also Thor and Fantastic Four.

I know they did a reboot for Superman in 1987 and I've been reading some of those, which are good. There are lots of sites that have whole PDF downloads, so let me know which would be a good starting point for Marvel. TIA.


good question, i need to start up with a few of them as well.

Now the best reboot i know and an absolute must-read comic book is "Iron Man: Extremis" and the follow ups.

Then you should read "Batman: Year One" and "Batman: Hush", you'll get a pretty good view at the Batman universe here.


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: kiwiol on October 16, 2011, 05:28:15 PM

good question, i need to start up with a few of them as well.

Now the best reboot i know and an absolute must-read comic book is "Iron Man: Extremis" and the follow ups.

Then you should read "Batman: Year One" and "Batman: Hush", you'll get a pretty good view at the Batman universe here.

Cool, thanks. Batman: Year One has been made into an hour-long animated movie and is already on all the torrents and Warez sites, so I'm going to check that out too.

If you need DL links for the comics, let me know :P :D


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: DK II on October 16, 2011, 05:54:07 PM
Cool, thanks. Batman: Year One has been made into an hour-long animated movie and is already on all the torrents and Warez sites, so I'm going to check that out too.

If you need DL links for the comics, let me know :P :D

i would very much appreciate that link!  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Andy Griffin on November 04, 2011, 07:42:19 PM
(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/4/67099-11408-100096-1-little-lotta_large.jpg)


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: andreisdaman on November 05, 2011, 11:41:37 AM
(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/4/67099-11408-100096-1-little-lotta_large.jpg)

I used to love Little Lotta comics...loved all of the Harvey Comics....are they still in business??..I don't think so.....love Little Dot as well


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Purge_WTF on November 06, 2011, 09:48:02 AM
  Sandman:

  (http://images.picturesdepot.com/photo/s/sandman-207160.jpg)


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Andy Griffin on November 06, 2011, 10:00:01 AM
I used to love Little Lotta comics...loved all of the Harvey Comics....are they still in business??..I don't think so.....love Little Dot as well

They quit publishing in 1982 but I suppose some of the brands live in.

People would complain about Little Lotta these days...all these butthurt overly sensitive fatties.


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: andreisdaman on November 06, 2011, 02:24:00 PM
They quit publishing in 1982 but I suppose some of the brands live in.

People would complain about Little Lotta these days...all these butthurt overly sensitive fatties.

very good point


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: sync pulse on November 07, 2011, 08:56:26 AM
Here are two...


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Raymondo on November 07, 2011, 10:02:40 PM
Battle Angel Alita, a long forgotten Japanese manga, there's been talk of it in the last few years being made into a film by James Cameron


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Gregzs on November 07, 2012, 07:41:36 PM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/nailbiter111/news/?a=69771

Sam Mendes Believes PREACHER Is Best Suited For Television

The new James Bond film, "Skyfall," is set to open in U.S. theaters tomorrow and if it's as good as I hear it is than director Sam Mendes is about to become one of the most sought after directors in Hollywood. During an interview with Collider Mendes discusses one of his projects that never got off the ground, the adaptation of DC Comic's "Preacher." He says that "Skyfall" has fulfilled his interest in tackling an action movie, so don't expect him to take another crack at a "Preacher" film.

Almost seems strange that a director like Sam Mendes, that pulled off the impossible, by making what most consider the best Bond film ever had such a difficult time adapting "Preacher." As you will hear in the video below he had to walk away from the project because he just couldn't figure out way to make it work on screen.

"It’s a brilliant graphic novel, I loved it, but a lot of it takes place in the real world and we’re surrounded now by fantasy and superhero genre pictures which are full of eye candy. And actually, Preacher is much more real world, it’s more of a Southern Gothic with elements of the fantastic in it; it’s a quite difficult thing to balance."


“If you look at somewhere between Sons of Anarchy, The Walking Dead, True Blood—that world of real but fantasy, the two mixed, it’s young and sexy and it’s got many, many chapters. Actually when I saw that it was a possible HBO or a possible cable show, I thought ‘that’s a great way to do it,’ because then you can let it develop gradually, because there’s also a huge amount of it.”


Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher in the small Texas town of Annville. Custer was accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named Genesis in an incident which killed his entire congregation and flattened his church.

Genesis, the product of the unauthorized, unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon, is an infant with no sense of individual will. However, as it is composed of both pure goodness and pure evil, it might have enough power to rival that of God Himself. In other words, Jesse Custer, bonded to Genesis, may have become the most powerful being in the whole of living existence.

Custer, driven by a strong sense of right and wrong, goes on a journey across the United States attempting to (literally) find God, who abandoned Heaven the moment Genesis was born. He also begins to discover the truth about his new powers. They allow him, when he wills it, to command the obedience of those who hear and comprehend his words. He is joined by his old girlfriend Tulip O'Hare, as well as a hard-drinking Irish vampire named Cassidy.



Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Gregzs on February 17, 2013, 12:05:28 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BatFreak/news/?a=74333

Todd McFarlane Updates On New SPAWN Movie; Second Animated Series In The Works


Speaking with MTV Geek at Toy Fair, writer Todd McFarlane offers an update on the next Spawn film. A sequel to the critically panned 1997 film was in the works, but in 2009, it was reported that McFarlane was working on a stand-alone script which would be completely different from the original. Now, he says that he's still working on the script, and he reveals that an Oscar-winning actor is on board (though he won't say who). "I continue writing pages here and there. I have a guy waiting in the sidelines, an Academy Award-winning actor. Every three weeks he's on the phone going, 'Todd, where's the script? Todd, where's the script?' I can't say who it is. You could [narrow it down].

"He came out to the office. He gave me his pitch, and I gave him mine," he added. "The pitch I gave was that we could do ten of these for the next ten years and he wouldn't have to be 22 for the rest of his life." Additionally, McFarlane stated that a new Spawn animated series is in the works, saying that they're now able to do things that weren't able to be done on the HBO series which ran 1997-1999. "We have 90 minutes all set and ready to go, other than sending it to an animation house. We've done all the voice recordings, we've done all the backgrounds, so the technology is way better than it was a decade ago; there are some spectacular things we can do now that we weren't able to when we were on HBO."


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Gregzs on March 28, 2013, 05:45:16 PM
http://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/the-movie-toy-chest?utm_content=sixpack&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Nation&utm_campaign=3.28.13%20NATION%3A%20The%20Playbook

G.I. Joe: Retaliation marks the second time the little plastic soldiers have become big, meaty killing machines on film. They follow a long tradition of toys-turned-movies, ranging from logical fare like TMNT to head-scratching adaptations like Battleship, which for some reason featured gigantic alien monsters, the iconic pegs as missiles, and Rihanna screaming while shooting guns while wet. Which was actually an improvement on the game.
Which iconic toys from your past are next to hit the big screen? Here are a few ideas.

M.U.S.C.L.E Men: The Reckoning

The toy story:
 A series of tiny, interchangeable, inch-high pink men in wrestling get-ups.

Starring:
 Warwick Davis, Tony Cox, Peter Dinklage, and a truckload of HGH

The movie:
 A troupe of underachieving dwarves submits to a secret government agency's bizarre tests to craft the perfect super-soldier: a soldier whose strength and agility are unparalleled, and whose small stature makes him the perfect covert operative. The result will create heroes, but in the depths of every psyche lurks a villain. A tiny, tiny villain.
 
The tagline:
 "The ultimate little pink smackdown."


Rock Lords: Rocked & Loaded

The toy story:
 Rock Lords were an offshoot of Gobots, except instead of transforming into helicopters, motorcycles, cars, and tanks, they transformed into… rocks.
 
Starring:
 Dwayne Johnson, Chris Rock, '90s Charles S. Dutton

The movie:
 Deep in a forgotten mine in Appalachia, an ancient battle rages among the good and evil Rock Lords for control of the dark underworld. Then they all turn into rocks and just sit there for an hour or so.
 
The tagline:
 "Rocks will roll."


Lincoln Logs: The Lincolning

The toy story:
 A popular, woody alternative to LEGOs, w/ the titular logs forming nothing but log cabins and rectangular structures.
 
Starring:
 Daniel Day-Lewis

The movie:
 A hard-hitting environmental thriller in which a greedy logger (Day-Lewis) seeks to clear-cut Lincolnlandia… until a resourceful group of scrappy environmentalists "logs" tremendous time and unorthodox tactics to thwart his plans to line the forests with LEGO houses.
 
The Tagline:
 "Emancipate your expectations."


Stretch Armstrong: The Adventure Begins

The toy story:
 Stretch was a hyper-elastic, blonde-bouffanted dude with rubber for bones.

Starring:
 Dolph Lundgren

The movie:
 Initially, Taylor Lautner was supposed to be stretch, until casting agents realized abs don't stretch out well. This film finds supercop Stretch Armstrong (Lundgren) fending off a national security threat from Street Fighter II's Dhalsim, who has co-opted Stretch's abilities and added the dreaded "Yoga Flame".
 
Tagline:
 "Beware the long arm of the law."


The Rubik's Cube Theory

The toy story:
 That effing toy that made you feel like an idiot about your inability to make a monochromatic square.
 
Starring:
 Nicolas Cage

The movie:
 Cage stars as a master cryptographer who finds a mysterious cube that, when shifted into basic monochromatic color schemes, unlocks the mysteries of the universe… and the wrath of Hell itself. Then he freaks the eff out.
 
The tagline:
 "What is the color of fate?"


Enter the Spinja

The toy story:
 Spinjas were little tops shaped like ninjas, which fought it out in a little arena until they just kind of stopped spinning. G.I. Joe seems to have taken a cue from this.
 
Starring:
 Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bolo Yeung, Spinderella
 
The movie:
 Essentially a remake of Bloodsport, in which Van Damme enters a competition where spinning martial artists from all over the world compete to see who can twirl the longest without vomiting. Van Damme learns to spin with his eyes shut while doing the splits, thus decimating a vomit-spewing Chong Li. Forest Whitaker shows up for comic relief.
 
The tagline:
 "Action so tough, it'll make your head spin."


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Desolate on March 30, 2013, 04:16:07 AM
100 Bullets

Yes. :)

 Sandman:

  (http://images.picturesdepot.com/photo/s/sandman-207160.jpg)

Most definitely yes. Needs a great screenwriter though. Numerous films should be made.


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Desolate on March 30, 2013, 04:19:18 AM
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/BatFreak/news/?a=74333

Todd McFarlane Updates On New SPAWN Movie; Second Animated Series In The Works


Speaking with MTV Geek at Toy Fair, writer Todd McFarlane offers an update on the next Spawn film. A sequel to the critically panned 1997 film was in the works, but in 2009, it was reported that McFarlane was working on a stand-alone script which would be completely different from the original. Now, he says that he's still working on the script, and he reveals that an Oscar-winning actor is on board (though he won't say who). "I continue writing pages here and there. I have a guy waiting in the sidelines, an Academy Award-winning actor. Every three weeks he's on the phone going, 'Todd, where's the script? Todd, where's the script?' I can't say who it is. You could [narrow it down].

"He came out to the office. He gave me his pitch, and I gave him mine," he added. "The pitch I gave was that we could do ten of these for the next ten years and he wouldn't have to be 22 for the rest of his life." Additionally, McFarlane stated that a new Spawn animated series is in the works, saying that they're now able to do things that weren't able to be done on the HBO series which ran 1997-1999. "We have 90 minutes all set and ready to go, other than sending it to an animation house. We've done all the voice recordings, we've done all the backgrounds, so the technology is way better than it was a decade ago; there are some spectacular things we can do now that we weren't able to when we were on HBO."

I have no interest in a new Spawn movie. But I always wanted the cartoon to come back.

McFarlane has been promising this for many years now.

I'll believe it when I see it.

I know that Keith David (voice of Al/Spawn) said he'd come back.

The HBO show was great.


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Gregzs on February 06, 2014, 11:07:01 PM
https://www.nerdist.com/2014/02/amc-teams-with-seth-rogen-evan-goldberg-on-preacher/

AMC Teams with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg on PREACHER

We’ve all been wrestling with emptiness following the Breaking Bad finale, and with Mad Men entering a split final season, it was easy to slip into dark thoughts like, “This is The End.” Cue irony: AMC confirms it’s teaming with This is The End duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to adapt Vertigo’s 1990s comic book series Preacher. The dream team doesn’t stop there: Breaking Bad‘s Sam Catlin is on board to executive produce and serve as showrunner. Buzz surrounding the project has been percolating for months, including a report right here at Nerdist in November.

Preacher follows bad-ass Texas clergyman Jesse, his girlfriend Tulip O’Hare, and hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy as they track down God to hold him accountable for abandoning his duties in heaven. It’s been a long road for Preacher, which has been through numerous reincarnations: as a film with Sam Mendes attached to direct; as an earlier film from Kevin Smith and starring James Marsden; and as a TV show for HBO (the network ultimately passed).

Preacher joins Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, and a Robert Kirkman Walking Dead spinoff on AMC’s drama slate.

(http://www.nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Preacher-AMC-625x351.jpg)


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Gregzs on March 13, 2014, 11:03:00 PM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=40440

First Look At TV's New Constantine
Matt Ryan prepares to blaze hell

As previously announced, Matt Ryan has the lead as the titular blue-collar mage in NBC's new Constantine TV series. Now, here's our first look at him in costume, and it's a get-up that should be pleasingly familiar to anyone au-fait with the DC/Vertigo Hellblazer (and Swamp Thing) comics in which the character originally lurked.

(http://www.empireonline.com/images/image_index/hw800/80316.jpg)

Trenchcoat, tie, white shirt, blonde hair: it's practically a uniform, and damn close to the images (based on Sting, of all people) drawn by the likes of Rick Veitch, Steve Dillon, Glenn Fabry, Tim Bradstreet et al. The one thing that's missing is a cigarette, but there does seem to be some wispy smoke swirling around him from somewhere. As a notoriously duplicitous cove, maybe his pants are on fire.

Ryan, who has prior credits in Torchwood and The Tudors, is a Welshman rather than a Scouser, but while we can't yet hear his Constantine, we'd say he's looking promising. He's certainly closer to source than the Keanu Reeves version from 2005.

Looking to find another success to sit alongside Smallville, Arrow and, they hope, Gotham, DC and Warner Bros. put DC go-to comics adapter David S. Goyer and showrunner Daniel Cerone to work on the pilot script. Empire's pal Neil Marshall - currently making something of a new name for himself in television following Game Of Thrones and Black Sails - is directing, and the signs are good that Constantine will develop beyond the pilot stage into a full series. Shooting is underway right now.


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: funk51 on March 14, 2014, 07:35:29 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Gregzs on April 30, 2014, 05:10:13 PM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/04/syfy-bringing-millers-ronin-and-soules-letter-44-to-tv/

Syfy Bringing Miller’s RONIN and Soule’s LETTER 44 to TV

Syfy is really flexing its muscles in picking up original programming for next year. Their latest acquisitions: Ronin based on the Frank Miller miniseries for DC, and Charles Soule’s ongoing science fiction drama Letter 44 from publisher Oni Press.

Ronin, which sees a masterless samurai reborn in a dystopian 21st while in pursuit of Agat, a powerful demon, is being adapted as a miniseries, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Famously, a big screen version of Ronin has been languishing in development hell after Darren Aronofsky (Noah, The Fountain) attempted to tackle the source material (making him 0 for 3 in his attempts to get a comic book movie made, following failed attempts at Batman and Wolverine). Later, Genndy Tartakovsky would use Ronin as the inspiration for the animated Samurai Jack, which ran for four seasons on Cartoon Network and was so, so good.

Currently, no talent has been associated with the project, nor do we know how many episodes the miniseries will be.

Letter 44, meanwhile, could be a little more open-ended. Writer Charles Soule’s series splits its action between Earth and the stars, when new president/badass name-haver Stephen Blades learns from his predecessor that seven years prior, a mission was dispatched to investigate alien construction in a nearby asteroid belt. Meanwhile, the crew of the space shuttle Clark are about to discover something that could lead to war between Earth and E.T.’s.

Terminator 3 and U-571 writer-director Jonathon Mostow will be writing and producing the pilot.

Soule also writes Swamp Thing and a handful of titles at both DC and Marvel, and will be tackling the “Death of Wolverine” event later this year.


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Gregzs on December 07, 2014, 08:32:38 PM
https://www.nerdist.com/2014/02/amc-teams-with-seth-rogen-evan-goldberg-on-preacher/

AMC Teams with Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg on PREACHER

We’ve all been wrestling with emptiness following the Breaking Bad finale, and with Mad Men entering a split final season, it was easy to slip into dark thoughts like, “This is The End.” Cue irony: AMC confirms it’s teaming with This is The End duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to adapt Vertigo’s 1990s comic book series Preacher. The dream team doesn’t stop there: Breaking Bad‘s Sam Catlin is on board to executive produce and serve as showrunner. Buzz surrounding the project has been percolating for months, including a report right here at Nerdist in November.

Preacher follows bad-ass Texas clergyman Jesse, his girlfriend Tulip O’Hare, and hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy as they track down God to hold him accountable for abandoning his duties in heaven. It’s been a long road for Preacher, which has been through numerous reincarnations: as a film with Sam Mendes attached to direct; as an earlier film from Kevin Smith and starring James Marsden; and as a TV show for HBO (the network ultimately passed).

Preacher joins Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, and a Robert Kirkman Walking Dead spinoff on AMC’s drama slate.

(http://www.nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Preacher-AMC-625x351.jpg)

https://www.nerdist.com/2014/12/horror-happenings-the-crow-gets-a-new-director-preacher-ordered-to-pilot-and-more/

HORROR HAPPENINGS: THE CROW Gets A New Director, PREACHER Ordered to Pilot and More

Preacher From Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Ordered to Pilot by AMC

It was announced earlier this year that the graphic novel Preacher was being developed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg as well as Breaking Bad alum Sam Catlin. Now AMC has officially ordered the project to pilot. According to THR, Catlin is writing the pilot and Rogen and Goldberg will be directing. Wow! THR also reports that Catlin will be showrunning and Rogen and Goldberg will be executive producers if the pilot goes to series.

Said network president Charlie Callier of the books’ explicit content, “If you read Preacher, it has some obviously graphic violence and language and other things that we will not bring to the commercial television series. But I love that the fans will know that we’ll treat it with respect and that will elevate it and not dumb it down. And that matters. It’s an amazing piece of writing and character. Where do you see a character like that on television?”


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Gregzs on March 14, 2015, 09:58:02 PM
AMC Eyeing Dominic Cooper for PREACHER

http://www.nerdist.com/2015/03/report-amc-eyeing-dominic-cooper-for-preacher/

After chewing the scenery in Marvel’s Agent Carter as the charismatic billionaire gadabout Howard Stark, actor Dominic Cooper is in high demand. Now, it seems, Cooper may move from one comic book universe to another. According to a report from The Tracking Board, AMC is targeting Cooper as the frontrunner to play Reverend Jesse Custer in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s adaptation of the long-running Vertigo Comics series Preacher.

Though Cooper has yet to receive an official offer, the Tracking Board is reporting that he is the network’s top choice to play the hard-drinking, rough-and-tumble reverend. Imagine if Howard Stark hit rock bottom, moved to Texas, and began half-assing it as a preacher in Texas and you essentially have Jesse Custer.

The pilot, which was ordered back in December, has long been a passion project for Rogen and Goldberg, who have been trying to get an adaptation of the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon comic made for more than half a decade. As we reported previously on Nerdist News, though the pilot has made some changes, it hews very close to the source material and, most importantly, reads very, very well. If the finished product is half as good as the script, then it’ll be must-watch TV. Plus, much like Powers, it could be a welcome breath of fresh air in the modern comic book television landscape.

Here is the official series synopsis from AMC:

“Preacher follows Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas preacher who has lost his faith, and has learned that God has left Heaven and abandoned his responsibilities. He finds himself the only person capable of tracking God down, demanding answers, and making him answer for his dereliction of duty. Accompanying Jesse on his journey is his former girlfriend and a friendly vampire who seems to prefer a pint in the pub to the blood of the innocent. On his tail is one of the most iconic bad guys in print – an immortal, unstoppable killing machine named the Saint of Killers —a western lone gunman archetype whose sole purpose is to hunt and kill Jesse.”


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Purge_WTF on June 08, 2015, 07:18:53 AM
http://screenrant.com/sandman-movie-levitt-action/ (http://screenrant.com/sandman-movie-levitt-action/)

Sandman finally being adapted.


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: GraniteCityDon on June 08, 2015, 03:22:44 PM
Old Man Logan & The Korvac Saga


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Gregzs on October 28, 2015, 07:45:34 PM
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=40440

First Look At TV's New Constantine
Matt Ryan prepares to blaze hell

As previously announced, Matt Ryan has the lead as the titular blue-collar mage in NBC's new Constantine TV series. Now, here's our first look at him in costume, and it's a get-up that should be pleasingly familiar to anyone au-fait with the DC/Vertigo Hellblazer (and Swamp Thing) comics in which the character originally lurked.

(http://www.empireonline.com/images/image_index/hw800/80316.jpg)

Trenchcoat, tie, white shirt, blonde hair: it's practically a uniform, and damn close to the images (based on Sting, of all people) drawn by the likes of Rick Veitch, Steve Dillon, Glenn Fabry, Tim Bradstreet et al. The one thing that's missing is a cigarette, but there does seem to be some wispy smoke swirling around him from somewhere. As a notoriously duplicitous cove, maybe his pants are on fire.

Ryan, who has prior credits in Torchwood and The Tudors, is a Welshman rather than a Scouser, but while we can't yet hear his Constantine, we'd say he's looking promising. He's certainly closer to source than the Keanu Reeves version from 2005.

Looking to find another success to sit alongside Smallville, Arrow and, they hope, Gotham, DC and Warner Bros. put DC go-to comics adapter David S. Goyer and showrunner Daniel Cerone to work on the pilot script. Empire's pal Neil Marshall - currently making something of a new name for himself in television following Game Of Thrones and Black Sails - is directing, and the signs are good that Constantine will develop beyond the pilot stage into a full series. Shooting is underway right now.

Constantine on Arrow

(http://media.comicbook.com/2015/10/ar404b-0027b-157197.jpg)

The CW has released a batch of preview photos ahead of next week's episode of Arrow, titled "Haunted."

In the episode, Matt Ryan returns to reprise his role as John Constantine, establishing that the cancelled-too-soon NBC series is now a part of the Arrowverse.

http://comicbook.com/2015/10/28/arrow-john-constantine-returns-in-haunted-images/


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: TuHolmes on November 04, 2015, 04:11:55 PM
100 Bullets

This one, I would love to see.

That was a great book.


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Gregzs on January 22, 2016, 07:59:46 PM
Lucifer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaMmim0iOnM


Title: Re: Comicbooks that need to be adapted to the Big Screen
Post by: Gregzs on March 02, 2016, 06:18:15 PM
Deadwood star Ian McShane has been cast in Starz’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.

McShane will play Mr. Wednesday, the mysterious drifter who employs Shadow Moon, played by Ricky Whittle, when Shadow gets out of prison. The duo embark on a cross-country road trip that leads up to a clash between gods old and new.

According to THR, McShane’s Mr. Wednesday is described as “powerful and charismatic — a Casanova of sorts — who is a con man and an incarnation of All-Father Odin, who's traveling America recruiting his fellow forgotten deities to wage an epic battle
against the new American gods.”

McShane has also appeared in American Horror Story, and has a major upcoming role in Game of Thrones. McShane earned a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the Starz miniseries Pillars of the Earth.

Production on American Gods begins in April. Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are writing the script for the pilot and will serve as showrunners. David Slade will direct.

Gaiman said in a statement, "When you write a beloved character (beloved with, or despite, or because of all his faults) like Mr. Wednesday, you get to watch the Internet trying to cast the role. I've seen a hundred names suggested, but few make me grin like Ian McShane does. I've already been lucky enough to have him in one film (he was bright blue in it, animated, and probably Polish). Now I count myself even luckier: he's made the journey from Lovejoy to American Gods. Yesterday was Super Tuesday. Today is Wonderful Wednesday.”