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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
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    I remember liking RED quite a lot, I'll have to dig it out and re-read it as well Film adaptations are just that... But the source material is good.

    Yanqui Dolla ain't what she used to be. Can barely make a leaf pile of it, after currency conversion.
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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...)?

    I'm okay with Hollywood paying my tax bill.
    • CommentAuthorglenn ross
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008 edited
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    funny you didn't put my name in caps too. not that it matters....just funny. I know my place, sir.
    Also, I think reload would make a nice popcorn flick.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
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    First up, Congratulations Warren and Cully, I hope it pays more than the tax bill... if it helps, I'll see it five times.

    I always thought while reading Red that both the action content and the issues it deals with would make it a great candidate for Hollywood adaptation. I think whether the film is good or not will depend on 1) what they change, 2) what they try to be faithful to, and 3) (most importantly IMHO, in the case of Red specifically) the visual feel. Hamner's art in Red was a perfect synergy with the story - primary colours and thick lines... I want this film to be shot with care and attantion to colour and shade.

    Overall - for years, H-town has been fucking with Ellis-esque decompression and biting dialogue but not quite getting it right... I felt shades of it in Iron Man... I'm hoping that both Ocean and now Red will bring the pain in that department. Warren - if they come out sounding / looking / feeling how you first imagined them, then I think these movies will be significant in the same way that Reservoir Dogs was, in that the whole approach to dialogue in movies was shaken up a bit. Fuck knows we need something to replace Tarantino's bubblegum approach to cultural reference, and I think W.E.'s signature blend of hard concept and ruthless black humour is the most sensible place to go next.

    I have a question though, which kind of picks up on the Moore points others raised - Warren, did you ever feel a want / need to try and get involved with the adaptation process directly? It would kick so many more kinds of ass if you were actually scripting these as well... but then, maybe that's not something you're interested in? Just curious...

    My Dream Ellis Adaptation - gotta be Gravel. Holy fuck, would that make a good franchise or what? I'm imagining the first scene now - Gravel, in LA, runs into a yankee exorcist named Jahnny Cahnstantine (played by Keanu Reeves.) Much blood and violence ensues, leaving the young Cahnstantine with supernaturally-bleached hair, his black poncey trenchcoat singed brown, and a Sting haircut. As he bleeds out, Gravel touches a last cigarette to the dying mage's lips and whispers: "Count yourself lucky mate. You could have been from Liverpool..."
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    I have a question though, which kind of picks up on the Moore points others raised - Warren, did you ever feel a want / need to try and get involved with the adaptation process directly?

    No.
    • CommentAuthorpurvision
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2008
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    Congrats. Great news. Hope it opens up new, wide avenues for you, Warren.