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04.26.2007
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What I recall of DC Comics character SGT. ROCK was that he carried a Tommy gun, always had a torn uniform, wore a bullet belt, and made lots of holes in Nazis. Is he finally fighting his way to the frontlines of the box office?

Uberproducer Joel Silver has been working on getting Rock a field promotion for the better part of 20 years. IGN chatted with Dark Castle VP David Gambino, who explains that the difficulty in bringing it to theaters is finding the right guy for the stripes ("There's not a lot of guys out there who can really step into the shoes, put a helmet on, and be a real tough guy"), and the challenge of shooting a big-screen war flick without creating a budgetary black hole.

The possible solution to that: doing it 300-style with digital backgrounds, for a similar comic book look as Rock and his diverse Easy Company unit battle in the European Theatre of WWII.

Either way, apparently the producers are happy with the script, so this tank could get rolling soon. Screenwriter John Cox penned Rock's most recent exploits, while previous writers involved with the project include Brian Helgeland, David Webb Peoples and John Milius (RED DAWN, CONAN THE BARBARIAN), who wrote a pretty great draft back in the early 90s.
Extra Tidbit: Sgt. Rock was punching Reich tickets a few years before Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos joined the war effort over in Marvel Comics.
Source: Filmforce

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9:13AM on 04/27/2007
Who will play Sgt Rock? My hopes are Viggo Mortensen. I think he would look great as the man.
Who will play Sgt Rock? My hopes are Viggo Mortensen. I think he would look great as the man.
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3:12AM on 04/27/2007

Sounds awesome

I instantly thought of one of the new Resistance: Fall of Man trailer, except without the aliens. You can check it out here: [link] under gamesite > media > clip 2.
I instantly thought of one of the new Resistance: Fall of Man trailer, except without the aliens. You can check it out here: [link] under gamesite > media > clip 2.
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11:13PM on 04/26/2007
When John Millus was writing the script in the 90's, could he have been writing it with Schwarzenegger in mind? Considering his past track record with the Governor.

Anyway yeah, a 300 like adaption of a WW2 story would be awesome.
When John Millus was writing the script in the 90's, could he have been writing it with Schwarzenegger in mind? Considering his past track record with the Governor.

Anyway yeah, a 300 like adaption of a WW2 story would be awesome.
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10:37PM on 04/26/2007

Shane Black?

Shane Black was writing this movie for years. When I met him last year he was asked and he said the film would sadly never get made, as much as he wanted to do it. I'll support this more if he's still attached to do it!
Shane Black was writing this movie for years. When I met him last year he was asked and he said the film would sadly never get made, as much as he wanted to do it. I'll support this more if he's still attached to do it!
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9:19PM on 04/26/2007
Last I heard of a Sgt. Rock movie was when I was a much younger version of myself in the 80s and names like Willis and Schwarzenegger were attached. Who's in line now?
Last I heard of a Sgt. Rock movie was when I was a much younger version of myself in the 80s and names like Willis and Schwarzenegger were attached. Who's in line now?
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8:20PM on 04/26/2007

Whoa

A hyper-stylized WWII flick with digital backgrounds in the vein of Sin City or 300 would be, to put it simply, amazing. I'm imagining the cinematography right now and, coincidentally, my cock is rock hard.

DO THIS!
A hyper-stylized WWII flick with digital backgrounds in the vein of Sin City or 300 would be, to put it simply, amazing. I'm imagining the cinematography right now and, coincidentally, my cock is rock hard.

DO THIS!
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