“Rob? Rob? Time for breakfast!!!”
[insert squiggly vapor lines and harp sounds]
Oh my! That headline was just a dream! But it is a fairly well-sourced dream. In case you missed yesterday’s blockbuster news, the irrepressible Rob Liefeld took three days out of his schedule to write a screenplay called ICONS about the early days of Image. Hitherto shown only to close friends, the screenplay turned up at the website Dreammoviecast where you can read several sample pages up along with Liefeld’s own dream casting choices. I don’t want to spoil all the surprises but here are two:
Chris Pine as Liefeld!
Joe Manganiello as Marc Silvestri!
Okay if a movie has Joe Manganiello in it, it is also MY dream casting, and that of many others, so mark this one MUST SEE. Anyway, more details in the link, and the wacky story of the Image founders would make a heck of a movie—in fact it IS being a movie, even if only the “as told to type”—Patrick Meaney, who previously made the Warren Ellis and Grant Morrison documentaries, is putting together THE IMAGE REVOLUTION, a documentary on just that very subject. If ICONS with Christian Bale as Todd McFarlane never gets made, this will be the next best thing.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.