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'lance
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posted 04 February 2005 03:50 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've just learned this is supposed to be filmed this year, starting in March.

I'm looking forward to it (Alan Moore's supposed to be co-writing the screenplay), if a bit apprehensive too (I don't know James McTeigue's work -- he has only assistant director credits to date; and Natalie Portman is a less-than-obvious choice to play Evey, though casting her is a great way to get financing and pre-filming buzz).

Any Alan Moore fans out there? What say you?


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Burns
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posted 04 February 2005 05:26 PM      Profile for Burns   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by 'lance:
I don't know James McTeigue's work -- he has only assistant director credits to date; and Natalie Portman is a less-than-obvious choice to play Evey, though casting her is a great way to get financing and pre-filming buzz.

Any Alan Moore fans out there? What say you?


Looking at McTeihue's repetoire scares me. Between the Matrix Revolutions and Attack of the Clones he is implicated in some of the worst films ever made. Then again - as 2nd AD he's really not responsible.

Evidently the Wachowski brothers are involved which could mean great things (a la The Matrix) or crap things (a la Matrix Revolutions).


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'lance
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posted 04 February 2005 05:34 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Between the Matrix Revolutions and Attack of the Clones he is implicated in some of the worst films ever made.

Haven't seen any Matrix movie, myself; and I simply don't go to Star Wars movies, on general principles. I'm especially prepared to believe the latest ones are crap. I mean, take the first three. Please. (I'll grant that The Empire Strikes Back remains watchable).

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Then again - as 2nd AD he's really not responsible.

Well, this is it. Surely the worst thing with any (randomly-chosen) Star Wars production, from which flows a power of sins, has to be the script. (Harrison Ford to George Lucas, ca. 1976: "George, you can type this shit, but you sure can't say it").


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posted 05 February 2005 06:06 AM      Profile for angrymonkey     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
I simply don't go to Star Wars movies, on general principles

I have to ask what those would be. I'm just curious.

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(Harrison Ford to George Lucas, ca. 1976: "George, you can type this shit, but you sure can't say it").

I've heard this before. You should hear some of the dialogue they were auditioning with.(an extra on the newest dvd set) Horribly painful.


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posted 05 February 2005 11:19 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
i'm a bit surprised at this news.

bbc's radio 4 had a programme on recently with alan moore being interviewed, and he was corruscating about how his comic creations have been mangled in their film adaptions.

he went so far as to say that he has refused any monies whatsoever from future film projects (e.g. keanu and constantine), he tells film producers to evenly distribute his share of any money owed to the other artists involved.

all that being said, who is going to bankroll a film about a glamourous hero terrorist?


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Dr. Mr. Ben
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posted 05 February 2005 03:41 PM      Profile for Dr. Mr. Ben   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm much more interested to see this film being made than The Watchmen, which I think is a great comic but a poor choice for a film. It's too rooted in knowing the super-hero genre forwards and backwards.
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posted 05 February 2005 03:51 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I am convulsing with absolute horny at this.

This is one of my all time favourite comic books and I hold it up there as Moore's best work outside of Swamp Thing.

As far as this goes, I don't expect that it will fare well in theatres, it requires something called a brain. It appears that mankind has found a way to live without that when it involves movies.


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'lance
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posted 05 February 2005 03:55 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
all that being said, who is going to bankroll a film about a glamourous hero terrorist?

That occurred to me too -- it's one reason I said filming is "supposed" to start.

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I'm much more interested to see this film being made than The Watchmen, which I think is a great comic but a poor choice for a film. It's too rooted in knowing the super-hero genre forwards and backwards.

I think you're right. And the storyline of V for Vendetta is much more straightforward, even if -- as Moore admitted -- some bits of the early episodes were flatly contradicted by the later ones.

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bbc's radio 4 had a programme on recently with alan moore being interviewed, and he was corruscating about how his comic creations have been mangled in their film adaptions.

Yeah, after reading two or three reviews of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, I decided to stay away in a drove. Though I suppose this drove turned out to have more than a few members.

But remind me -- which other of his comics have been made into movies?

[ 05 February 2005: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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posted 05 February 2005 06:12 PM      Profile for thorin_bane     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Funny thing in league of blahblah blha...connery steals lines form his own movies!! My cousin and I laughed about that last night.
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Dr. Mr. Ben
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posted 05 February 2005 06:17 PM      Profile for Dr. Mr. Ben   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Lance, the new Keanu film "Constantine" is based on Hellblazer. Beyond that, LXG, Vendetta, and Watchmen, I don't know of any others.

Personally, I'm way more excited to learn that Toronto cartoonist Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic "Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life" has been optioned by the production studio that did Shaun of the Dead. I just hope that the studio is willing to maintain the book's Canadian specificity.


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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 09 February 2005 06:27 PM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"from hell" and "sin city" as well.
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Papal Bull
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posted 09 February 2005 09:02 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sin City is Frank Miller.

Let's not forget Swamp Thing. Although the story arcs are really. Well. I hate those movies. SUCH good books though.

So...
Swamp Thing
LXG
V for Vendetta
Constantine (aka Hellblazer)
From Hell
Are the movies based off of his comic books. I want a D.R and Quich movie more than anything though.


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posted 09 February 2005 09:13 PM      Profile for You'll always be a Marshall     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Papal_Bull:
Sin City is Frank Miller.

I hope he is a better artist than he was premier.

Bad joke I know.


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Dr. Mr. Ben
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posted 10 February 2005 02:57 AM      Profile for Dr. Mr. Ben   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There was a Swamp Thing movie? How do I not remember that?
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posted 10 February 2005 12:20 PM      Profile for thwap        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Mr. Ben:
There was a Swamp Thing movie? How do I not remember that?

Adrienne Barbeau. What was that French actor who was famous for awhile: Louis Jordan? He was the bad guy. Don't remember the lead.
I think it was a stinker of a movie.


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'lance
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posted 10 February 2005 12:24 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
There was a Swamp Thing movie? How do I not remember that?

Perhaps because it came out in (ahem!) 1982.

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Adrienne Barbeau.

Ah, quite. I didn't see the movie, but I do remember seeing posters of Ms Barbeau (latter-day pin-up style, you understand, not movie stills) wearing a purple teddy or some such. And probably big hair. Undoubtedly viewable on the net somewhere.

Well, I was 17 or so.

[ 10 February 2005: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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Papal Bull
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posted 10 February 2005 06:16 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was negative 5 years old when that stink bomb hit the big screen...
Nerd power unite!

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Jacob Two-Two
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posted 10 February 2005 07:35 PM      Profile for Jacob Two-Two     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ugh! Speak no more of the Swamp Thing movie. Better left forgotten.

I remain hopeful about the V for Vendetta film. Certainly there could not be a better time for this to hit the screen. People need stories that will remind them why they don't want to go down the road of sacrificing liberty for security. The story has the virtue of not being terribly long and will translate well, I imagine, given a proper creative team.

I actually think the Wachowski brothers are good people to be doing this. I hoped they'd be directing, but then I'm one of the four or five people in the world who liked all three Matrix movies. The thing about those movies is that they have great conceptual depth that is poorly represented by their crappy writing, but this shouldn't matter for VFV, as they have a fantastic writer (Moore) to set this right for them. The themes of the Matrix make me confident that they can adapt this story faithfully to its original intent. If the conceptual integrity is there and the writing is good, then a talented AD should have no problem pulling this off.


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Dr. Mr. Ben
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posted 10 February 2005 10:13 PM      Profile for Dr. Mr. Ben   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Note, though, that the Swamp Thing movie credits Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. I think this might be from before Moore's run on the title.
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posted 10 February 2005 10:40 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Eee gads! I have sullied the name of Moore.

Swamp Thing 1982. Moore's Swamp Thing arc was 83-87.


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