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Villains are "in"

10.29.2008

It is common consensus that Heath Ledger's Joker was the most captivating aspect of this summer's THE DARK KNIGHT. It obliterated notions of what a comic book villain can be on screen and will hopefully act as a template for villains of the future. We don't need mad scientists with robotic appendages or world-conquering aspirations. We just need a psychopath with a thirst for destruction. Something real, yaknow?

In an attempt to capitalize on this comic book villain renaissance, Universal has acquired the rights to a graphic novel simply called "Villains", about a a young, impressionable man whose life is a mess, and who finds purpose when he meets a Svengali-style villain who takes him under his wing. Matt Jennison and Brent Strickland have been tapped to pen the adaptation in what is just another in the infinite line of films based on graphic novels on the way. That's a good thing.
Extra Tidbit: Which graphic novel adaptation are you most looking forward to besides the one with all those superheroes.
Source: THR

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3:38AM on 11/01/2008

sooo many...

...to choose from.

Authority
The Boys
Atomic Robo
Black Summer
Goon
Fear Agent
Gravel
Axel Pressbutton
Judge Dredd (rebooted)
Bomb Queen

To name a few. Comic books rule.
...to choose from.

Authority
The Boys
Atomic Robo
Black Summer
Goon
Fear Agent
Gravel
Axel Pressbutton
Judge Dredd (rebooted)
Bomb Queen

To name a few. Comic books rule.
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12:00AM on 10/30/2008

"The Filth"..

..by Grant Morrison would be a great if hard-to-adapt graphic novel. It would take someone like Terry Gilliam to get it even close to right..

..by Grant Morrison would be a great if hard-to-adapt graphic novel. It would take someone like Terry Gilliam to get it even close to right..

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10:47PM on 10/29/2008
For the Tidbit I'd have to say the one I want to see get made more than any other is most definately Preacher. Its hands down the best comic around (my opinion of course) THe subject matter, the writing and the characters make it unbeatable. But it would have to be an HBO series with a-list actors like Depp as Jesse Custer. I'd want them to cover every single bit of story. Like The Saint of Killers back story, Cassidy's and Angelville. I could literally die happy if that happened.

DMZ would
For the Tidbit I'd have to say the one I want to see get made more than any other is most definately Preacher. Its hands down the best comic around (my opinion of course) THe subject matter, the writing and the characters make it unbeatable. But it would have to be an HBO series with a-list actors like Depp as Jesse Custer. I'd want them to cover every single bit of story. Like The Saint of Killers back story, Cassidy's and Angelville. I could literally die happy if that happened.

DMZ would make for a great movie or series too. Or Transmetropolitan, but they'd have to get a genuine dick to play Spider. Someone you love, but is just a fucking asshole with a heart of gold.
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10:08PM on 10/29/2008

to answer your question, barna...

Battle Angel Alita

^best graphic novel series ever, hands down.

And yes, I am really looking forward to Watchmen. I'm itchin' for it.
Battle Angel Alita

^best graphic novel series ever, hands down.

And yes, I am really looking forward to Watchmen. I'm itchin' for it.
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8:31PM on 10/29/2008

enough ledger/joker comments, shit

Every fucking news report seems to be "I can't get over how much Heath Ledger kicked ass as the Joker."
Fuck me, it's gotten really annoying.
Every fucking news report seems to be "I can't get over how much Heath Ledger kicked ass as the Joker."
Fuck me, it's gotten really annoying.
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4:30PM on 10/29/2008

Hmmm...

Is it me, or is this just a comic book take on Stephen King's Apt Pupil?
Is it me, or is this just a comic book take on Stephen King's Apt Pupil?
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2:56PM on 10/29/2008
and true, JimmyArrow, villains shouldnt be a copy of someone else, but the basics are that a good villain should make you truly believe why he is doing what he is doing or at least make it conceivable that such a personality can exist. look and theme aside (i truly wouldnt care if a guy dressed up like a kumquat) unless his reasoning behind his actions are at least believable in some way, whether it be because we can understand how he must feel to some extant, or whether we think we believe
and true, JimmyArrow, villains shouldnt be a copy of someone else, but the basics are that a good villain should make you truly believe why he is doing what he is doing or at least make it conceivable that such a personality can exist. look and theme aside (i truly wouldnt care if a guy dressed up like a kumquat) unless his reasoning behind his actions are at least believable in some way, whether it be because we can understand how he must feel to some extant, or whether we think we believe that someone like that can be real(powers aside), a villain will just come off as some comic book template of a mad scientist/crazy person who wants to conquer the world/destroy humanity, etc...
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2:49PM on 10/29/2008
as for the extra tidbit....WOW...sooo many to choose from. i LOVE Sandman but at this point, dont see it coming to life properly as a movie. 100 Bullets is awesome and would love to see that as a HBO series as i would for Preacher, but as just a movie .... my best choice for a graphic novel/comic adaptation would probably be Ex Machina. it just seems perfect for a movie. ....ohh, @ mutant_gorrila, the art in Flight is pretty great. i love comic anthologies like that.
as for the extra tidbit....WOW...sooo many to choose from. i LOVE Sandman but at this point, dont see it coming to life properly as a movie. 100 Bullets is awesome and would love to see that as a HBO series as i would for Preacher, but as just a movie .... my best choice for a graphic novel/comic adaptation would probably be Ex Machina. it just seems perfect for a movie. ....ohh, @ mutant_gorrila, the art in Flight is pretty great. i love comic anthologies like that.
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2:43PM on 10/29/2008
I disagree with your opinion of what makes a good villain. The Joker works because his look and his concept of a mad clown makes him a better psychopath than the other imitations. A good villain needs a look and a concept of his own, he can't just be a copy of someone else!
I disagree with your opinion of what makes a good villain. The Joker works because his look and his concept of a mad clown makes him a better psychopath than the other imitations. A good villain needs a look and a concept of his own, he can't just be a copy of someone else!
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12:58PM on 10/29/2008
I think the art in Kazu Kibuishi's FLIGHT is amazing...
I think the art in Kazu Kibuishi's FLIGHT is amazing...
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12:55PM on 10/29/2008
Extra Tidbit: I'd like to see an HBO series of Walking Dead!
Extra Tidbit: I'd like to see an HBO series of Walking Dead!
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12:39PM on 10/29/2008
ronin
ronin
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12:30PM on 10/29/2008
I want to see BLACK HOLE made!
I want to see BLACK HOLE made!
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12:15PM on 10/29/2008

There Is Only One...

100 Bullets
100 Bullets
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11:35AM on 10/29/2008

Hmmm

Like others, I think this sounds a lot like Wanted.

As for the extra tidbit, I'd REALLY like to see a "100 Bullets" miniseries on Showtime or HBO. I think it's too expansive and varied for a movie, but as a TV-MA miniseries, it could definitely work.
Like others, I think this sounds a lot like Wanted.

As for the extra tidbit, I'd REALLY like to see a "100 Bullets" miniseries on Showtime or HBO. I think it's too expansive and varied for a movie, but as a TV-MA miniseries, it could definitely work.
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9:14AM on 10/29/2008
"POWERS"!!!
"POWERS"!!!
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8:36AM on 10/29/2008

Meh

The "Wanted" movie was based on a similar premise, though in the version that was done in the comics, the villains had taken over the world and made the heroes forget that they had superpoweres.This sounds similar to that.

I would love to see Transmetropolitan adapted for the screen. Maybe even Fables or the new House of Mystery series. Looking forward to Neil Gaiman's "Death" movie as well.
The "Wanted" movie was based on a similar premise, though in the version that was done in the comics, the villains had taken over the world and made the heroes forget that they had superpoweres.This sounds similar to that.

I would love to see Transmetropolitan adapted for the screen. Maybe even Fables or the new House of Mystery series. Looking forward to Neil Gaiman's "Death" movie as well.
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7:10AM on 10/29/2008
Sounds a lot like the fuckhead snipers from Washington DC back in 2002.
Sounds a lot like the fuckhead snipers from Washington DC back in 2002.
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7:03AM on 10/29/2008
I'd still love to see a Sandman movie, but done right.
I'd still love to see a Sandman movie, but done right.
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6:29AM on 10/29/2008
"a young, impressionable man whose life is a mess, and who finds purpose when he meets a Svengali-style villain who takes him under his wing."

Huh, sounds a little like Wanted, the graphic novel, not the movie.
"a young, impressionable man whose life is a mess, and who finds purpose when he meets a Svengali-style villain who takes him under his wing."

Huh, sounds a little like Wanted, the graphic novel, not the movie.
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6:16AM on 10/29/2008
I'd love to see another Constantine movie but that is unlikely.
I'd love to see another Constantine movie but that is unlikely.
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2:40AM on 10/29/2008
The funny thing about the Joker is that he breaks the golden rule for villains on screen, he had no motivation for his actions. On paper, he should be a lame villain.

As my the graphic novel I want to see brought to the screen:
Preacher
The funny thing about the Joker is that he breaks the golden rule for villains on screen, he had no motivation for his actions. On paper, he should be a lame villain.

As my the graphic novel I want to see brought to the screen:
Preacher
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2:22AM on 10/29/2008
Apt Pupil?
Apt Pupil?
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