Director Zack Snyder just can’t get enough comics book movies to direct!
his upcoming film of 300 is generating huge buzz, he’s supposed to be next in line to direct WATCHMEN, and now he’s signed on for a film based on Vaughn Bode’s COBALT 60:
Taking place in a postapocalyptic world inhabited by mutants and fantastical creatures, the story follows the masked hero Cobalt 60, who embarks on a quest to avenge his parents, who were murdered by the evil Strontium 90.
Underground artist Vaughn Bode created “Cobalt 60” and its characters in 1968, but after one story the characters languished in obscurity. Bode’s son, Mark, picked up his father’s mantle in the 1980s, reviving the trippy art style and violence. The stories, plotted by Larry Todd, were published in comics magazine Epic Illustrated.
You can actually see a rather home-made animation for COBALT 60 by one kurt5 here.