I've been lurking this site for years but I'm breaking my silence! given the current situation at spill I feel like I have taken the site for granted. So I just want to try and put my 2 cents in. I encourage anyone else who hasn't been an active…See More
Maybe this is a HUGE reach and would probably mean Spill take as huge hit on bandwidth. But would there be any possibility to download every single audio podcast for something to go back and listen to?I used to have my iTunes set to download them…See More
Every year I make a list comprised of my least favorite films of the year. I usually do this the last week on Decemeber. But since the site is ending at the end of this month, I wanted to do this now so I have the chance to talk to you guys about…See More
This week the Top 5 Weekend Box Office, Leon gives his opnion on the end of Spill, Korey hints at something new, Korey's baby clothes, falling asleep at the wheel, the most condescending layoff, and Tweets and Email.See More
Not that I'd want to take him away from the comics but I believe Geoff Johns would do well. He was Richard Donners assistant I believe so hes already worked in film. Otherwise I'm not too sure if being a good comic writer would necessarily make you a good movie director.
I don't necessarily think that "great comic book writer" equals "competent director". sometimes, that works out. but I have a very bad feeling about Frank Miller and his adaptation of the Spirit.
I really like the Spirit and the relaunch issues by Darwyn Cooke felt like a perfect blend of Classic Spirit, True-to-form Noir (note: not "dark grittiness", but noir) and just enough of the fun craziness. Frank Miller's interpretation (from what I've seen) just leaves me cold.
If it had to be a comic writer/creator like your question, I'd vote for Paul Dini, who is currently writing for DC (doing a great job with Detective Comics). Maybe team up with the great Bruce Timm and do an animated Spirit.
But for a true director/directing team, for the Spirit, (the best stories of which involve a lot of characters, a complex plot, a lot of ups-and-downs and what-have-yous...) I can't help but thinking it'd be the perfect comic property to fit the Coen Brothers. They'd never do it, but I imagine a great mix the crime and gunfight elements of "Miller's Crossing" with the approach of characters that made "Hudsucker" and "Lebowski" so unique. That'd make an awesome flick. I also heard that it was rumored that Brad Bird was going to do a Spirit adaptation for Pixar... I'd prefer that to Frank's vision...
Other dream director/property pairings:
-Brian K Vaughan writer
Danny Boyle director on "Y the Last Man"
-Screw Tim Story... I'd want to see a Joss Whedon "Fantastic Four" film. the FF work best as Explorers/adventurers rather than your traditional "superhero". have him adapt the first Dr. Doom story from the Mark Waid FF run.
(these are a stretch, but as long as we're dreaming here...)
Bendis - Writer
Scorcese- Director on "Powers" (cracking dialog, insane cases & violence, and a kickass soundtrack? sign me up)
(this is obscure, I don't care)
Evan Dorkin writer
Alex Cox (or Guillermo Del Toro) director for "Pirate Corp$/Hectic Planet" (it'd look like Blade Runner, but be full of loser delinquent misanthropes and aliens! awesome)