Thursday, July 20, 2006

Guillermo del Toro, director of Hellboy, has signed on to bring DC Comics' Deadman to the big screen. I can't think of a better choice of director. Deadman has always been one of my favorite characters, but one that seems mostly forgotten today. Deadman is Boston Brand, a circus acrobat who is murdered. A Hindu goddess grants him the power to possess any body while trying to bring his killer to justice and requires him to help others along the way.

French director Louis Leterrier (The Transporter) will direct The Incredible Hulk for Marvel Studios, which will reportedly "return the monstrous superhero to his comic-book roots". So will this be a sequel to Ang Lee's Hulk or a reboot? I hope it's the former, but then again I'm one of the few people who loved Ang Lee's version of the Hulk.

Last but not least, the Doom Patrol is also Hollywood bound. Bad news: Akiva Goldsman, writer of Batman Forever and Batman and Robin, is attached as producer.

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