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Heavy Metal's Last Man Standing getting film adaptation

Dec. 2, 2011by: Alex Riviello
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Paramount Pictures is looking to make an adaptation of Daniel LuVisi's upcoming Heavy Metal graphic novel "Last Man Standing: Killbook of a Bounty Hunter", also known as LMS. The studio has hired David Leslie Johnson (ORPHAN, RED RIDINGHOOD) to write the script. 

The graphic novel sold out in a mere two hours at Comic Con this year, so anticipation is hot. Scott Aversano will produce along with LuVisi. Peter Levin, Russell Binder and Stephan Lokotsch will executive produce.

The story focuses on a soldier named Garbiel who was framed by a terrorist organization and served nine years in jail. Now he's out and off to settle the score. But don't take my word for it (bum bum bam), check out Gabriel's own words below. You also can learn more about "Last Man Standing" at its official site.

To Whom it May Concern,

My name is Gabriel and I'm going to take you on a little adventure through my life. I must warn you though, it's not for the faint of heart or stomach, for that matter. There will be laughing, crying, sex, violence, robots, ninjas, burlesque girls, body builder sharks and shit you wouldn't fathom.

Now, where to begin?

I used to work for a company called ARMTECH or A.W.O. (Armtech Weapons Organization). It's basically a 'big brother' type of company that focuses on keeping our country, that being Amerika, safe. Or under their thumb some might say. They began as a company based on morals and ethics. Citizens of Amerika came first on their list of protection. They solved our problems and fought one hell of a fight if anyone threatened them. They were the side you wanted to be on, and once you vowed your loyalty you weren't going anywhere. I worked for them because I was made by them. I was created to be the world's first "superhero" or what ARMTECH calls, a PALADIN, a soldier with the talent of 500 soldiers.

Before you start getting excited, I can't fly. I don't have x-ray vision or claws and I wasn't bitten by any insects. I can't regenerate and as much as I'd love to be, I'm not a multi-billionaire with a fascination for winged mammals. What I can do is kick ass and take a whole lot of ass kicking. I was created to be a walking army, a bruiser. When our boys in the forces were too afraid to go into the most dangerous of war-zones, they'd call me in to patch things up. There used to be a lot of us, but now I'm the last one surviving. I'm still human, at least I think I am. I do all the things that you do: eat, shit, sleep and fuck.

Things were amazing for me in the beginning. ARMTECH loved me, the people admired me and the criminals, rightfully, despised me. I did what needed to be done; I kept the streets clean and our country safe.

Until one very unfortunate day when everything took an unexpected turn...

Let's stop right there. I don't want to spoil everything, so I'll leave the rest open to your lovely imagination. Hell, some pretentious asshole will eventually write a book explaining everything I did one of these days. 

Please, feel free to go and explore some of my flings, my friends and my enemies. Get to know them, they may not all be here one day...

I promise you, it's going to be one hell of a ride.

Yours truly,

GABRIEL

Source: Variety

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10:44AM on 12/04/2011
If the anticipation is so great, why hire Johnson?
If the anticipation is so great, why hire Johnson?
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3:32AM on 12/03/2011
and the blonde up there looks like elisha cuthbert...which is the best part.
and the blonde up there looks like elisha cuthbert...which is the best part.
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3:31AM on 12/03/2011
The voice of Gabriel in that synopsis reads like shit...when i read it sold out so quickly, i was expecting a better narrative, a better voice, something stronger and a little more unique...unless it's intentionally supposed to sound clunky, and just really juvenile bc, obviously, it's from the perspective of a gritty soldier, not a a polished author, nevertheless- the voice of Gabriel's perspective is really off putting...i also kinda hate the in-joking about a pretentious guy who would write
The voice of Gabriel in that synopsis reads like shit...when i read it sold out so quickly, i was expecting a better narrative, a better voice, something stronger and a little more unique...unless it's intentionally supposed to sound clunky, and just really juvenile bc, obviously, it's from the perspective of a gritty soldier, not a a polished author, nevertheless- the voice of Gabriel's perspective is really off putting...i also kinda hate the in-joking about a pretentious guy who would write about the adventures someday (hardy-har-har)...but that narrative voice, again, it's just so shitty sounding when you read it...anyone else read that to themselves, and feel like it was just BAD WRITING or that something was just "off kilter/sloppy" about the way it sounds?
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