Variety reports that Warner Bros. is planning to make a DOOM PATROL movie:
Warner Bros. Pictures is giving new life to DC Comics cult favorite “Doom Patrol,” about a band of superheroes with freakish powers, with Akiva Goldsman producing the bigscreen adaptation through his Warners-based Weed Road Pictures.
Studio has hired Adam Turner to pen the screenplay.
[snip]Producers of the film version are Goldsman and Weed Road’s Kerry Foster. Weed Road’s Matt Smith brought in the project.
“These are some of the most original, offbeat comicbook characters we have ever come across, and Adam Turner’s unique sensibility makes him a perfect fit for the material,” Goldsman told Daily Variety.
That’s OSCAR® winning Akiva Goldsman to you. The article goes on to say that DOOM PATROL has been compared to the X-Men, which might have helped sell the idea, but may have raised a few false hopes at WB. Anyway, if this leads to more opportunities fro Arnold Drake to sing then we’re all for it.