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Paramount to turn hyped graphic novel Last Man Standing into a film

08.12.2010

Lest we forget, Comic-Con used to be about comics, rather than simply being a stage to hype the next big superhero movie. But these days there isn’t a whole lot to report in the comic world, with blockbusters overshadowing everything.

But one work that did make a big boom at Con this year was Last Man Standing, a graphic novel from Heavy Metal publishing and Daniel LuVisi. He tells Geek Chic Daily what it’s all about:

“Last Man Standing, or LMS, takes place 600 years in the future, in an alternate universe and is about Gabriel, this invincible soldier, who's been created to help win a war Earth got itself too deep into with Mars. After Gabe wins the war, he comes back down to Earth and is celebrated as this incredible hero. From there, he becomes somewhat of a celebrity, a Superman of this story, but then it all takes a quick turn. Gabriel is framed for an atrocious crime, by a terrorist organization known as Pandemonium and their leader, Dante. He is then sent to Level-9 Facility, where he'll spend the next nine years in the worst prison of all time. Once Gabriel breaks out, only then does his true story begin, and the lies and twists unravel."

Paramount has already picked up rights to the film, despite the fact that it hasn’t been released yet, and from the art we’ve seen so far, it looks like it could be pretty incredible. Below you’ll find a sampling of what the book itself looks like. The novel is actually meant to be Gabriel’s scrapbook, which is definitely a cool concept, but wouldn’t that make it just a tad difficult to read and follow? But the 230 page Bible is just an INTRO to the series, and an actual comic will follow. Sounds like a pretty excellent story though, and I'm curious to read this/hear more on the film as it develops.

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Extra Tidbit: Well, we might not be getting original films these days, but at least we're getting original comics to make films out of. Baby steps.

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5:24PM on 08/12/2010
I'd like to read the damn graphic novel before it's turned in to a movie. Damn, Hollywood, give it a chance.
I'd like to read the damn graphic novel before it's turned in to a movie. Damn, Hollywood, give it a chance.
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1:34PM on 08/12/2010

Damn...

I thought this was news on a Y: The Last Man flick. Read the headline to fast. But the premise sounds interesting...
I thought this was news on a Y: The Last Man flick. Read the headline to fast. But the premise sounds interesting...
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1:19PM on 08/12/2010
Love the premise. I'd pick Sam Rockwell or Clive Owen for the lead. Maybe Jason Statham as well.
Love the premise. I'd pick Sam Rockwell or Clive Owen for the lead. Maybe Jason Statham as well.
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1:16PM on 08/12/2010

Negative

Let me get this straight... this guy is an ultimate bad$ss that is sent to mars to win a war and wins it by himself. He is then convicted back on Earth and held in a prison? He can defeat all of mars but cant bust out of a prison?

Sounds dumb. Ill take Bruce Willi's version any day of the week.
Let me get this straight... this guy is an ultimate bad$ss that is sent to mars to win a war and wins it by himself. He is then convicted back on Earth and held in a prison? He can defeat all of mars but cant bust out of a prison?

Sounds dumb. Ill take Bruce Willi's version any day of the week.
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1:14PM on 08/12/2010
Yeah, I can't say the synposis got me overly excited for this one. Then again, I'll wait until some stills or a trailer comes out.
Yeah, I can't say the synposis got me overly excited for this one. Then again, I'll wait until some stills or a trailer comes out.
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11:24AM on 08/12/2010
It may not turn out as cool as it sounds on film because as we've seen time after time, studios have the tendency to turn the best source material into the worst piles of monkeycrap. All I'm hoping for at this point is for this thing to be an extremely fun and entertaining ride at the movies. That ain't to hard to do, right?
It may not turn out as cool as it sounds on film because as we've seen time after time, studios have the tendency to turn the best source material into the worst piles of monkeycrap. All I'm hoping for at this point is for this thing to be an extremely fun and entertaining ride at the movies. That ain't to hard to do, right?
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