Today’s comic book option is JOHNNY DYNAMITE by Max Allan Collins and Terry Beatty, a hard boiled copper whose adventures once ran in the back of MS TREE. Now, quoth Variety Law & Order producer Dick Wolf and DISTURBIA helmer DJ Caruso are aiming to bring it to the small screen using that green screen technology that makes all the comic book movies look so ginchy:
Producers are looking to capture the very unique comicbook style of the “Dynamite” universe, which couldn’t be done with traditional location shoots. Skein isn’t expected to be any less expensive than a traditional show and, in fact, could be a bit more costly.
Nonetheless, without the greenscreen technology, a show as ambitious as “Dynamite” wouldn’t be possible on a TV budget, a person familiar with smallscreen costs said.
Show involves a private dick who goes to Sin City ( that is, Vegas) in search of his lost girlfriend only to dig up more than he expected…as in SATAN.