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08.14.2009
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Criminal Macabre cover

In an ideal world, comic book artists would sell their creation's rights to someone akin to Matthew Vaughn who will make a restrictions-free independently produced adaptation which will THEN be sold to studios. Is KICK-ASS the exception, or the dawn of a new era?

 As was hinted to our own gal Niki Stephens when visiting Comic Con, Universal has acquired the rights to Dark Horse's CRIMINAL MACABRE, to be penned by rookie scribe Kyle Ward. The story centers on 30 DAYS OF NIGHT creator Steve Niles' character of Cal McDonald, a paranormal investigator whose drug addictions and ghoulish surroundings make Keanu's Constantine look like a Sesame Street denizen. AND he's modeled after Tom Jane, so casting is pretty much a no-brainer...

Hope for the character's integrity to remain on film resides in Niles' own refusal to let studios make Cal PG-13. "Every studio I've tried to set it up with wants to clean him up," Niles said in interview a while ago. "We'll find someone who will make it that way, and if not I just won't sell." Here's to assuming his selling of the rights omits the word "out"...

Extra Tidbit: Niki Stephens is a professional Thomas Jane stalker. She admitted so herself. tsk...
Source: Variety

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11:46PM on 08/14/2009
I'm an enormous Cal geek... but someone else is writing Cal?

-Endless
I'm an enormous Cal geek... but someone else is writing Cal?

-Endless
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11:23AM on 08/14/2009
Also this guy should do the theme song [link]
Also this guy should do the theme song [link]
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11:21AM on 08/14/2009

Hopefully..

I love the idea of a Criminal macabre movie but hate the idea of them watering down and changing it like what happened with Constantine (am I the only one still amazed that for a blonde guy from Liverpool England, they get Keanu Reeves?) This film could be amazing, or they could fuck it up so bad.
I love the idea of a Criminal macabre movie but hate the idea of them watering down and changing it like what happened with Constantine (am I the only one still amazed that for a blonde guy from Liverpool England, they get Keanu Reeves?) This film could be amazing, or they could fuck it up so bad.
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11:18AM on 08/14/2009
Oh lord, now I'm the Tom Jane stalker. lol It was my fiancee who was stalking him...I guess it doesn't matter at this point. lol

I'll get a chance again to talk to Niles tomorrow actually so if I get more info on it then I will let the masses know.
Oh lord, now I'm the Tom Jane stalker. lol It was my fiancee who was stalking him...I guess it doesn't matter at this point. lol

I'll get a chance again to talk to Niles tomorrow actually so if I get more info on it then I will let the masses know.
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5:49AM on 08/14/2009

Criminal Macabre...

...is such a great series! I highly reccommend it.
...is such a great series! I highly reccommend it.
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5:27AM on 08/14/2009

Niki Stephens is a professional Thomas Jane stalker

so shell fit in around here nicely
so shell fit in around here nicely
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