Variety sent out a NEWS FLASH yesterday that Sylvain “STOMP THE YARD” White will make RONIN, the new Frank Miller project, but that’s funny because we already reported that like 2 1/2 months ago. Anyway, the big news is that it will be made 300 style, with green screens and all, according to a new piece in Variety, which makes sense, given Miller’s Hollywood clout:
Miller, a comic book auteur, has developed a Hollywood following, with such titles as “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns” and “Sin City,” which Robert Rodriguez adapted into a 2005 film. Miller’s “300,” adapted by Zack Snyder, cut its way to $206.9 million at the domestic boxoffice. Miller created “Ronin,” published by DC Comics, after his acclaimed run on the Marvel Comics series “Daredevil” in the early ’80s.
The story centers on a ronin who is reincarnated in a dystopic near-future New York populated by squatters, factions and mutants. The ronin must try to destroy a demon with a mystic sword, which also is found in New York.
Wonder when someone going to talk about optioning GIVE ME LIBERTY or get the HARD-BOILED movie going again.