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    Glad to see it did so well. Congrats.
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      CommentAuthormattk
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2010
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    I'm glad that the film is doing well. In addition to the author I'm a fan of pretty much everyone who stars in it.

    Plus, personally, I thought that "This horse eats like a fucking whale, and I’m on the hook for its feed money for the next couple of decades" was the best argument for seeing a given movie that I've ever seen. It's far more compelling than the usual variant of "edge of your seat action thrill ride whatever," let alone "the feel-good movie of the year."

    Any movie so sensibly and honestly promoted just ought to succeed.

    (Though Padraig is probably going to start demanding 100% organic locally-grown fair-trade oats, hand picked by virgins, now.)
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    Congratulations on the wonderful news. Hopefully it sends a message to Hollywood that it can make money on films with older actors in the lead. Having a good script will help too.

    Also happy to see Matt Fraction's mischievous tweet to his followers to see JACKASS 3-D instead had no effect on RED's box office.
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    WELL i saw jackass (sans 3D) because thats what the lady preferred and im not a movie guy. however we will still probably catch RED in theaters.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2010
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    Great movie, and I hope to see more movies/shows with your name attached Warren!
    (Transmet...Patrick Stewart...I wish!)
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    I saw Red saturday and thought it was pretty bad, but i had a pretty good idea what I was getting into. It doesn't bother me a whole lot since it was only Warren's in title. I am happy it is making money for the sake of Ellis books getting optioned in the future, leading to large sums of cash going to Warren. I was also happy to financially support any film with the Warren Ellis name attached. The book is good, most people are enjoying the film and it is making money, so it all works out ok. If they screw up a Transmetropolitan or Fell I will be angry. Until then lets get more Ellis books optioned to pay for Red Bull, Whisky, and whatever animal his daughter wants next!
    • CommentAuthorG. Foyle
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2010
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    Ahem. The answer to that has already been answered. A pygmy hippo and a puppy are next on the list.

    [Sheesh. Guess it really is true that no one reads the blog. :-) ]
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2010
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    I approve of Warren's "on to the next thing" attitude.

    I hope part of "next thing" is selling more stories to Hollywood.
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    Bruce Willis gets all the good Christmas movies.
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2010
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    Glad it's doing well. :D
    • CommentAuthorjonburr
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2010 edited
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    It's going to be awfully hard to pass up the aforementioned Mirren/Sniper Rifle combo. She's like the British Sophia Loren. Ageless beauty. My word, have you all seen The Long Good Friday? She was Morgana Le Fay, for Merlin's sake. The allure of the elusive Dreyfus reappearing is there, as well. Add in a dash of Malkovich being a loon and it sounds like the makings of a fine, fine matinee. Congrats, Warren. Now let's get Crooked Little Vein in the pipeline. Mike Hodges is making films again! Just think of it. Be it Get Carter Hodges, Pulp Hodges, or -hell- even Flash Gordon Hodges, you can't go wrong.
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      CommentAuthorJeff Owens
    • CommentTimeOct 20th 2010
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    I just got back from seeing it and I really enjoyed myself, as did the two people I went with, one of whom had read the books (like myself), and one who hadn't. I want more comic book movies like this and The Losers. I'm not super concerned with how much it stays true to the original, because the original will always be there.

    Except with Watchmen. I will never watch that.
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    My girlfriend and I saw it last night. Great fun! Congratulations on kicking ass in the theater.

    Can we have Madhouse animate the movie adaptation of Two-Step now?
    • CommentAuthorKen Miller
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2010
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    Is this the third time Bruce Willis has had a role in a comic book adaptation? I make it: Red, Sin City and Surrogates.
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    Well spotted that.
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      CommentAuthorruzkin
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2010
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    Urgh, Warren is right about RED being impossible to get a hold of. Ingram, our main US distributor, is supposed to have a bloody warehouse of RED waiting... but right now it has one copy in stock. What the hell, guys?

    Glad to hear the movie is doing so well, I'm planning on catching it in a couple weeks.
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    fyi, a podcast Q&A with the screenwriters at http://creativescreenwritingmagazine.blogspot.com/2010/10/red-q.html
  10.  (9056.59)
    It got my money last weekend, and I enjoyed it. Picked up the paper version, too, which I also enjoyed, and enjoyed seeing the differences between them.
    • CommentAuthorKelind
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2010
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    That was some serious business! Not just one of the best comic adaptations, but a damn fine piece of film making as well. Great cast. Clear and measured pacing. Engaging dialogue and an array of eye catching locations.

    Well played, Warren. Well played.


    Shahar and I are left with one question, though. Who shot Joe?