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12.09.2008

KUNG FU PANDA turned out to be a cute anthropomorphic action flick, and now it sounds like that movie's director wants to take that kind of material to the next level.

STYD says that PANDA director John Stevenson is attached to the live-action adaptation of the Vertigo comic We3. The miniseries, by veteran writer Grant Morrison and artist Frank Quitely, involves a rogue trio of government-created, highly weaponized cyborg pets and their massively destructive quest to find their way home.

The project itself is in search of a home -- it was previously set up at the now-condensed New Line. Don Murphy (SHOOT 'EM UP) is producing, with the intention of making a hard R-rated movie in the same violent mode as the source material.

Extra Tidbit: Morrison and Quitely also teamed on the relaunch of Marvel's X-MEN book, an acclaimed run on the title with a more contemporary take on the characters in the wake of the first movie.
Source: STYD

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11:14PM on 12/26/2008
This will be amazing. Hope they can stick to their hard R plan and still get financing.
This will be amazing. Hope they can stick to their hard R plan and still get financing.
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6:17PM on 12/10/2008
ya know who would be good for the voice of the dog? michael j. fox...and the cat...just seems like roseanne barr would be the...wait..
ya know who would be good for the voice of the dog? michael j. fox...and the cat...just seems like roseanne barr would be the...wait..
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3:38PM on 12/10/2008

How the hell are they going to make this?

The comic itself was a bit obtuse like all Grant Morrison's writing gets sometimes. The animals chatted to eachother in repeated lines and nonsense.

Just don't really see this working as a film--maybe I'm wrong though.
The comic itself was a bit obtuse like all Grant Morrison's writing gets sometimes. The animals chatted to eachother in repeated lines and nonsense.

Just don't really see this working as a film--maybe I'm wrong though.
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8:18AM on 12/10/2008
Excellent comicbook - quite tragic in many respects. As a live action film... I dunno. If they got Chris Cunningham to do the cybernetic effects I'd be impressed.
Excellent comicbook - quite tragic in many respects. As a live action film... I dunno. If they got Chris Cunningham to do the cybernetic effects I'd be impressed.
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6:59AM on 12/10/2008

Oui3

sounds like INCREDIBLE JOURNEY meets UNIVERSAL SOLDIER, i like!
sounds like INCREDIBLE JOURNEY meets UNIVERSAL SOLDIER, i like!
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6:01AM on 12/10/2008

Hard R?

Seriously, if this can shoot for a hard R the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES can get their long over due ass kicking vigilante style film that needs to be R rated as well.

An R rated TMNT movie for adults would do well with adults, much like a kiddie rated did do decent with adolescents.

Because it'll now get the demographic that has become adult, and is not into the kiddie treatment of the TURTLES anymore.

I sense that the TURTLES could do well considering the near 50/50 split of
Seriously, if this can shoot for a hard R the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES can get their long over due ass kicking vigilante style film that needs to be R rated as well.

An R rated TMNT movie for adults would do well with adults, much like a kiddie rated did do decent with adolescents.

Because it'll now get the demographic that has become adult, and is not into the kiddie treatment of the TURTLES anymore.

I sense that the TURTLES could do well considering the near 50/50 split of those who dig the kiddie TURTLE adventures and those who can now put box office power behind the adult R rated TURTLES flick.

There's money to be made on an R rated turtles flick.

And it's one of the rare franchises that can really be split from kiddie stuff, to adult stuff and survive in both cinematic worlds.
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12:17AM on 12/10/2008
There's no way a studio is going to touch a hard R-rated film about killer animal cyborgs unless the filmmakers make it a comedy. It's sad but true. It does sound very interesting though.
There's no way a studio is going to touch a hard R-rated film about killer animal cyborgs unless the filmmakers make it a comedy. It's sad but true. It does sound very interesting though.
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12:02AM on 12/10/2008

WOW3!

Amazing! C'mon, K.F.Panda was much more than just cute, the action was stunning, the designs and the level of details was really impressive. Now if this guy Stevenson brings the same skill to WE3... which is a serious piece of Watership Down meets Robocop meets Dyango subversive craziness...the result could be mindboggling. And, plus, it could finally open the floodgate and put more of Grant Morrison's twisted creativity on the big screen! And Quitely's supercool artwork too.
Amazing! C'mon, K.F.Panda was much more than just cute, the action was stunning, the designs and the level of details was really impressive. Now if this guy Stevenson brings the same skill to WE3... which is a serious piece of Watership Down meets Robocop meets Dyango subversive craziness...the result could be mindboggling. And, plus, it could finally open the floodgate and put more of Grant Morrison's twisted creativity on the big screen! And Quitely's supercool artwork too.
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11:41PM on 12/09/2008
Out of all of Morrison’s extraordinary works, this will be the first fuckin adaptation?
Out of all of Morrison’s extraordinary works, this will be the first fuckin adaptation?
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10:36PM on 12/09/2008
i was shocked to hear they are making this. if done right, this film would be absolutely incredible. killer android pets, military secrecy, death and mayhem all wrapped around a touching story of just wanting to go home. SWEET.
i was shocked to hear they are making this. if done right, this film would be absolutely incredible. killer android pets, military secrecy, death and mayhem all wrapped around a touching story of just wanting to go home. SWEET.
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