More bad comic to film news. Fandom.com reports that Tarsem (The Cell) Singh has been singed to direct a film version of Constantine (extremely good DC horror comic). With a script by the same fellow who wrote The Glimmer Man it looks bad all the way around. They describe the character as an occult Dirty Harry, which he is not. It will probably turn out to be a bad horror/action piece of crap.
Month: January 2001
The first pics are up from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back over at Aint it Cool. Totally hilarious stuff. Make sure to look closely and read the article, it’s funnier than it looks. Jay and Silent Bob imposters?
What the!!?? I really want to see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and I believe all the hype I’ve heard about it. So I was excited to hear that the director of the film had been signed to direct a long in development film of The Hulk. Great, right.
Maybe not, after reading an article at DarkHorizons. Ang Lee says he will likely change the entire script and concept. Will it still be The Hulk, probably not? The problem with film adaptations of comics is that the source is not respected. It is changed too much beyond what needs to be changed.
The reason the X-Men worked so well is because director Bryan Singer respected the source material and changed only what made sense. Only time will tell. Hopefully it will be for the better, but I just don’t know. After the X-Men, everyone is gung-ho (old GI Joe character) to make the next big comic book film.
Michael has been ahead of me on keeping everyone up to date on the happenings at Aint It Cool. So anyway, I just wanted to point out how hopeful I am that the first review of Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses is right. A good, old fashioned horror movie that will reinvent and revive the genre would be perfect. No more teeny-bopper horror.