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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:18 PM
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OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD!! - They're gonna do GRENDEL!!!!
Any DU'ers Familiar with Matt Wagner's 'Grendel'?

-No, not the story of Beowulf, the COMIC BOOK story by Matt Wagner.

If anyone has read it - chime in!

It's been optioned for MOVIE release!
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr/film/brief_display...

http://www.filmrot.com/articles/news/004350.php

It's an AMAZING new texture for Hollywood so long as they don't fuck it up into a formulaic piece of crap.

Who knows about this?

More important - who's excited?
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:25 PM
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1. One of my fovorite books
not the comic book, but the original book by John Gardner.



http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0679723110/qid=1...
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Dukakis88 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 05:44 PM
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2. Don't get too excited yet...
Matt Wagner's MAGE comic has been optioned in Hollywood for a long time now, scripts have been written, yet it seems like it's still a long way from being made.

I'm glad they picked the Christine Spar storyline, tho. It would look great as an animated movie in the style of AEON FLUX, since that's not too far from the Pander Bros. art in the comic. As far as live action goes, Asia Argento or Milla Jovovich might make good choices for playing Christine Spar.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:15 PM
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4. I understand - just felt like being excited....
I'm ALL for the Milla Jovovich pick.

For a while I thought she had little depth, but she's been quite good.

I would prefer to see a full "Devil by the Deed" Story- even if only 20 minutes... It could be done.
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mikehiggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 06:55 PM
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3. One of the better comic crossovers was Batman V Grendel
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 07:01 PM by mikehiggins
in which a youngish Bruce Wayne comes across Hunter Rose early on in both men's careers. Hard to figure what Bruce would think of Christine Spar, though. If you are familiar with the book, her motivation for picking up the trifork was the murder of her kid brother by a monster with a penchant for saving the eyeballs of his victims.

Might be way too gory for our recently Christianised society.

Of course, if Mel Gibson directed...
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 07:16 PM
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5. "I believe this is your wine..."
"Yes, and this seems to be your ginger-ale."

What a magnificent crossover.
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