Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Two Thumbs Down.

From the Bacardi Show Political Correspondent comes this dismaying news:

Sony Adapting Marvel's Killraven
Source: Variety
March 20, 2005

Sony Pictures is in talks with Marvel Entertainment to develop comic book character Killraven into a sci-fi tentpole film, reports Variety.

Set in a future where mankind has been enslaved by an alien race, storyline follows a man who, though born in captivity, rises through gladiatorial battles to become the leader of a group of revolutionaries. Called the Freemen, his warrior-slaves unite in an attempt to drive the invaders off the Earth.

The trade adds that Sony already is in discussions with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan ("The Kentucky Cycle") to adapt the 1970s comic book series.

Marvel Studios' Avi Arad would produce the film, along with Angry Films' Don Murphy. Kevin Feige of Marvel would executive produce.

You all know how much I loved those 70's McGregor/Russell/Others War of the Worlds comics. And you all know that this will be a cluster fuck which will make Alan Davis' wrongheaded revival attempt of a couple of years ago look like a faithful adaptation- or perhaps advance storyboards in anticipation of Spielberg's War of the Worlds flick. I'm not looking forward to this at all.

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