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    • CommentAuthorglenn ross
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008 edited
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      CommentAuthorAdam
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
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    Nice find. I hadn't heard of this project before now, it sounds like it could be done well. Hopefully.
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    and here

    damn warren; your hot in hollywood.
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    I loved Red.
    and yes it would make a great movie, but that article's description seems off.

    I'm going to have to pull it out of the ol' long box and re-read again, but I don't recall a love interest or team.
    The beauty of the story (that I recall anyway) was Mr. Ellis had stripped an action story down to one man being forced to deal with a situation brought on by others.
    No need for mystery, love interest or comedy, just simply one man doing what he needs to do.

    Thats said, if Mr. Ellis can make some money off the deal, I don't really give a damn what they do with it, I still have the comic I love.
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      CommentAuthorGypsy
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
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    I just bought and read the TPB of this not too long ago. The description of the story given in both articles on this a bit wonky in my opinion. What team? And the threat was on...oh, if you haven't read it and you like covert ops stories, this is an excellent one. Go read it.

    I'm excited to hear about this development! Yay, Warren!!! Congratulations!
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    Red is one of my favorite of our Overfiend's works. When he picks up the phone, says his status is "RED". Come on...that's fun.

    Cully Hamner knocks that one out of the park too.
    • CommentAuthorbuzzorhowl
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
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    I missed this particular comic of Warren's completely, apparently. I'll be hunting it down with the quickness.

    That said, I'm nervous, as always, about a movie adaptation of the work of one of my favorite writers. I've been burned by Alan Moore adaptations too many times not to be.
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    First post edited by me.
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      CommentAuthorGekko
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
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    Wow, Red on the big screen. Félicitations Monsieur Ellis, très sincèrement. Should be a great flicks. (They don't extraordinarygentlemanize everything, do they? So we're safe)
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      CommentAuthorthom_wong
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
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    Considering the job they did with Global Frequency I don't know if we should be too optimistic. But as it could mean increased sales for Warren, hopefully they will do it justice.

    Of course people should just stop fooling around and adapt Planetary into a 10 hour miniseries. And by people I mean Christopher Nolan (the only person I would trust with a comic adaptation at this point. Step away from the table, Brett Ratner.)
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
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    before being aware of ellis's work as someone to search out, i remember picking up those issues just because of the giant R
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    panels on the cover. i would love to see that sort of layout type/image treatment on film. trailer. ad. opening/end credits. something.

    congrats.
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
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    i think the woman he speaks to on a daily basis may count as the love interest, possibly.
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    Loved the comic and I'm sure I'll enjoy the film version too. As Warren has said, the comic is nowhere near long enough for a faithful adaptation, that would work as an hour long special maybe.
    Looking forward to Castlevania much more though - Lord of the Arse Eels own words on screen!
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    I loved the graphic. I'm looking forward to see how they adapt it to film.

    Congrats to you both!
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    this could be amazing, RED is one of my favorite ellis things evah.

    plus i like anything where a fellow bald guy kicks eighteen kinds of ass.
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    Congratulations to RED's creative crew on the sale. It may be just me, but I sensed Hollywood's collective IQ just rose a few points as a result.

    BTW, given the high-diving act that the US dollar is currently performing, will the moneys Ellis and Hamner see from the deal be enough to buy something a little fancier than a fish and chips dinner?
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    Ah, very cool - congrats!
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    BTW, given the high-diving act that the US dollar is currently performing, will the moneys Ellis and Hamner see from the deal be enough to buy something a little fancier than a fish and chips dinner?

    No.
    • CommentAuthorCGaijin
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008 edited
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    <blockquote>BTW, given the high-diving act that the US dollar is currently performing, will the moneys Ellis and Hamner see from the deal be enough to buy something a little fancier than a fish and chips dinner? </blockquote>

    Wait, we get PAID for this?!

    Thanks for the kind words, guys...
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      CommentAuthorhalcyonday
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
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    I'm thrilled about the recent news vis a vis film adaptations, don't get me wrong - congrats to everyone involved! - however, I'm curious: Warren - if it all goes tits up and they do what they do to every Alan Moore concept, would you go the same route he has or just shrug and roll around in the piles of money - for given values of yankee dollars - (Ala Rainer wolfcastle from the Simpsons...)?

    Curiosity, meet cat, &c &c.