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    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2008 edited
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    "Warren Ellis’ kick-ass graphic novel “Ocean” moved one step closer to a big screen Warner Bros. production this week with the hiring of newcomer Ryan Condal as its screenwriter."

    Of course, hiring a screenwriter for a project is a long, long way from actually making a movie, and doesn't in any way ensure that a movie will be made at all. Still, it's... something. Thought it might interest people.
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    Never, and I mean NEVER scroll down and read the comments on "aint it cool".

    "Didn't he do Excalibur?"


    How do these people dress themselves without dying the in process?

    I enjoyed Ocean immensely. The line about "They have hundreds of words for 'murder'" still rings in my head.
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2008
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    I checked Ryan Condal imdb profile, which says he has done... nothing. So I guess 'newcomer' is pretty damn accurate. Also, the AICN talkbacks should be preceded by a huge, blinking .gif saying "ABANDON ALL HOPE, YE WHO ENTER HERE". It actually emits despair and failure right through the monitor.

    I like Herc, though... And he certainly thinks highly of Warren. "Ellis [...] is the best working comic-book writer not named Alan Moore."
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2008
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    Someone mentions in the firstshowing.net comments that it's "an atrocious rip-off of 2010 and Daylight". It made me giggle.

    Personally I loved reading Ocean. I thought it had much the same feeling behind it as Orbiter (that "space could mean anything! let's find out some of those meanings!" feel). I also remember thinking while reading it that it would make a really good movie if done right. So when Warren posted it on the blog yesterday I was more than happy. I just hope it actually gets made.
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    Someone mentions in the firstshowing.net comments that it's "an atrocious rip-off of 2010 and Daylight". It made me giggle.

    To be fair, those are the only movies that the commenter has been allowed to see. Since...the incident.
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    AICN comments are fucking hilarious, i love reading them. its like every bad stereotype of internet nerds rolled into one multi-headed beast of the apocalypse!