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Alien Legion update

Nov. 17, 2009by:

"THE DIRTY DOZEN in deep space."

Hard to believe that pitch hasn't been made into a movie yet, huh? Well, it's not for lack of trying.

An adaptation of the 80s Epic Comics series ALIEN LEGION has been kicking around Hollywood for ages, but now it seems to have some traction. According to USA Today, the high-concept sci-fi action tale is in the works with megaproducer Jerry Bruckheimer, and go-to screenwriters Derek Haas and Michael Brandt (WANTED, 3:10 TO YUMA) pecking at the latest script.

As the comic's creator Carl Potts says, "Bruckheimer's never done a science-fiction before, so that challenge, I think, is something that would hold his interest. The success they've had with blending CGI and live-action characters in the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN series could translate easily to an ALIEN LEGION film."

It would obviously need that pricey kind of computer chicanery -- the series (one of my old faves) features a half-serpent alien commander and a whole range of other wildly different intergalactic species. It was also fearless in killing off major characters at any point during its run, giving it a more realistic "Band of Brothers" war story feel.

The series background: "Sometimes a peacekeeping force, sometimes shock troops, the Legion is called upon to intervene in cultural and religious wars, block punitive invasions, put down revolutions and test the intentions of unknown alien races. Anywhere that blood of any color is spilled, where battles rage with spears or turbo-lasers, that's where you'll find the Legion. As with all armed forces, the Legion has its elite unit, the toughest of the tough, the creme de la creme, the scrapings from the bottom of the barrel. Enter Force Nomad."

Extra Tidbit: Omnibus collections of the series are being published by Dark Horse Comics, and a new story will arrive next year.
Source: USA Today

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4:59PM on 11/19/2009
Shitty A-Team movie in space? Pass.
Shitty A-Team movie in space? Pass.
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2:57PM on 11/18/2009
Bruckheimer is loud and noisy, but the comic is awesome, so if done right.
Bruckheimer is loud and noisy, but the comic is awesome, so if done right.
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2:53AM on 11/18/2009

Last time I checked, we got "TDD in space"...

it was called Serenity (2005, 8/10) and it kicked all kinds of ass.

If they can do better though, more power to them.
it was called Serenity (2005, 8/10) and it kicked all kinds of ass.

If they can do better though, more power to them.
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7:56AM on 11/18/2009
I'd describe Serenity/Firefly as more of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN than DIRTY DOZEN. It's a space Western, this would be a space war movie.
I'd describe Serenity/Firefly as more of THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN than DIRTY DOZEN. It's a space Western, this would be a space war movie.
12:57AM on 11/18/2009

I'll shut up . . .

I am embarrassed.
I meant to simply say, who is going to direct this mega production?
I am embarrassed.
I meant to simply say, who is going to direct this mega production?
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12:55AM on 11/18/2009

NICE

I'm pscyhed for this providing it gets a proper script and with Brukheimer on board, this could well be a surefire hit.

I loved 3:10 to Yuma and Wanted was passable at best. Got a bit of both there and I feel they can make it work.

The question is going to take on the daunting task of such a large production?

Any Ideas?
I'm pscyhed for this providing it gets a proper script and with Brukheimer on board, this could well be a surefire hit.

I loved 3:10 to Yuma and Wanted was passable at best. Got a bit of both there and I feel they can make it work.

The question is going to take on the daunting task of such a large production?

Any Ideas?
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12:48AM on 11/18/2009

Must be Stoned

This is halarious! I just realized I posted on the wrong article.

This was in reference to the Couple of dicks article in another link on this site.

I need to quit smoking so much shit. Wait . . . no I don't.

This is some trippy shit.
This is halarious! I just realized I posted on the wrong article.

This was in reference to the Couple of dicks article in another link on this site.

I need to quit smoking so much shit. Wait . . . no I don't.

This is some trippy shit.
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12:42AM on 11/18/2009

You serious?

What the F*@K! I loved that title and I thought it felt well within an action-comedy film directed by Kevin F'ing Smith.

Man, I hate g-damn industry politics who aren't willing to take one in the balls and say f#@k it let's go with it.

Looking forward to it.
What the F*@K! I loved that title and I thought it felt well within an action-comedy film directed by Kevin F'ing Smith.

Man, I hate g-damn industry politics who aren't willing to take one in the balls and say f#@k it let's go with it.

Looking forward to it.
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