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.


  1. Not sure if I like the sound of this. RONIN is a complex story which, if it isn’t handled correctly, could easily befuddle the audience. They’re gonna need an experienced director to handle this material.

    Plus, “Stomp the Yard” is rated 24% over on Totten Romatoes.

  2. As I said before , Maybe Mr. Miller should finish what he starts (even if it is crap) like all star batman….something that is not the same storttelling that is sin-city retold. ( ever wonder why Dark night returns is SO similar to Sin city….instead of las vegas..its gotham.._

  3. A Hollywood friend mentioned back in 1999 (aftermath of Matrix) that ‘Hardboiled’ was under consideration for optioning. As a reader I was taken aback by this and asked if my friend had read ‘Hardboiled.’ He said no, so I loaned him my TPB.
    Never heard of ‘Hardboiled’ as movie ever again.
    In any regard, The Matrix is a better version of ‘Hardboiled’ than any movie will ever be.