There is a small, snivelling and flinching part of me that would rather not have his name inextricably linked with The Last Comic Book Movie Flop Of 2010. But, you know, I am today pretty much at peace with the whole thing. I’ve met fine people and I’ve learned many useful things, and that is the most you can ask of any walk.
— Warren Ellis, explaining why buying his daughter a pony was the most important effect of RED becoming a movie.
BTW, we’ve heard many reports of RED tracking well, and despite the minuscule turnout at the NYCC WildStorm/RED panel — 22 people — it could turn out to be the kind of movie that doesn’t do well at Comic Con but does well in theaters. Or, it could be The Last Comic Book Movie Flop Of 2010.
Is anyone in the peanut gallery looking forward to RED?
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.