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    • CommentAuthorbumnote
    • CommentTimeAug 6th 2010
    curiosity got the better of me..
    • CommentTimeAug 6th 2010
    Well up for more Cully Hamner - prequel could be very interesting.
    • CommentTimeAug 31st 2010
    wro wrote the prequel?

    RED was...ok, but was one of these ellis' books that really could have had more meat on it. That means that was entertaining as hell, but a little sub par from what I usually expect from Mr. Ellis (Am I gonna be killed for critisizing the Lord of the website here?).

    Will watch the movie, but the posters don't really do the thing for me and the "all together" poster is still quite bad (as this kind of things usually are).

    Anyway, better than the crappy "all togheter" crappy posters for both "Iron Man" (just to say...). I really hope that in next superhero (or comic book related) movies they decide to go for the Iconic on the posters instead on of the all star cast.
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    Always best to think of RED as a short story.
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    after October 15th, we'll be thinking of it as "the cash cow that funded our Internet Jesus's world domination" ! This will likely be the first film I pay to see in theaters since Inception. regardless of whether that money finds it's way directly into Warren's pockets, once the masses have "voted with their dollars" for an idea from this man's idea factory, we're more likely to see more projects (and hopefully more faithful renditions) based on his work.

    am I correct, Warren, or is that a horribly simple and naive assumption on my part?
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    We live in hope.
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    "Hope is a thing with arse ells..."
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2010 edited
    I think is a good start on the adaptation of Mr. Ellis' work...but I'm afraid! there are certain comic book writers I do buy their books by its name, and some of them have found their way to the big screen, so good!

    Obviously, I'm mainly speaking of the total destruction of Moore's work (what's worse, the X-filesiazion of from hell or the blockbuster rubbish of TLOEG? and I found watchmen just slightly tolerable). I don't give a shit about Millar's adaptations (not a fan, more like the opposite), and Gaiman...I'm also not a fan but find him respectable. So my movie concerns remains on Warren Ellis and Grant Morrison. I prefer them not to adapt something than to do a piece of crap!

    As Mr. Ellis says, let's live in hope.

    PD: try to get a Transmet series on the air with HBO! (I'm sure someone already said that, and a transmet series probably would be more expensive than THE PACIFIC)
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    Expect the cover of the next issue of KICK-ASS to have someone's head exploding and the tagline "Not Respectable... But Still Kicks Ass!"
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    Obviously, I'm mainly speaking of the total destruction of Moore's work

    I'm pretty sure they didn't burn all the books. I still have my copies and everything.
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2010
    Pardon my ignorance but: How do you feel about the Cully Hamner prequel? I'm pretty sure you've said you wouldn't work for DC again...but just wondering how that shaped up. Was it even offered to you or what?
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    I'm pretty sure you've said you wouldn't work for DC again...

    I'm not sure I have, actually. Cully's prequel piece is a lot of fun. Haven't read the others yet. I didn't have time to write one, and Cully did, so...
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2010
    My mistake...but I was mostly just wondering.
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2010 edited
    oooh now preying on my poor english!!! always going for the soft tissue.

    lets say it that way:

    the total fucked up of some of his writings into cinematographic adaptations. (I still would like to see what they do with something like the birth caul or snakes and ladders)

    And hell, I hope my copies are still safe in its dark corner in Spain, I would hate to go and see that my copies are burned down, mainly because that would burn quite well, there is a lot of printed paper on that corner!!!!

    And another question about the prequel comic. Was the RED universe something you thought about revisiting when you finished the book? or you have it as "done"? it felt like it back then, as you said, a short story.
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    In my head, that book is a completed object. The movie's a different thing.