Oh man ! How fast can you hit command-D! Den of Geek presents THE ONE LIST you must memorize to be an expert on the love affair between Hollywood and Toontown: 75 comics being made into films.
Comics are the new spec-scripts, and Hollywood is very amenable to a script with big pictures…
By this site’s reckoning, at least 30 comic book-based movies are slated for release in both 2010 and 2011, but that’s sort of unlikely since a) only a handful have actually been made, and b) even Hollywood would cough up that giant ball of newsprint. Perusing the list, there are quite a few interesting factoids, like the idea that Frank Miller will follow up THE SPIRIT by directing his own HARD BOILED, or the progress of THE GOON film. However, just because a movie gets filmed and promoted at big panels at San Diego doesn’t mean it’s all smooth sailing, as this wistful item shows:
Long completed, this Kate Beckinsale horror adaptation (of the 1998 graphic novel by Greg Rucka) keeps getting bumped, and is currently slated for a release in September of 2009. Whiteout concerns a US marshall (Beckinsale) investigating Antarctica’s first murder.
WHITEOUT will have been in the can for two years by the time it finally comes out.
Den of Geek vows to update the page, so keep checking back…let’s shoot for an even 100 comic book movies!