I recently talked a lot of yang on Dylan Dog Dead Of Night the upcoming film adaptation of the world famous Tiziano Sclavi comic. Having one of your favorite comics, TV shows, or movies being remade/adapted for a modern audience can be a very nerve-racking experience. At the same time, I also promised I will see it in theaters regardless of how bad it looks. Luckily with the announcement of a US release for April 29th, a new poster design, a new trailer, and an official website, things are looking a little better for us skeptical fans.
Here’s the new trailer.
Looks like they’re going for the Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans, and don’t take that as a complaint. I may not love Buffy, but its not like it makes me cringe. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the movie might suck but if it gets people into the comic, more power to ya! Lets hope it doesn’t blow and that the interest is so overwhelming they’re forced to release more editions in English.
As reported by Deadline, Marvel Studios has commissioned Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, writing team behind 2011’s CONAN, to write a Dr. Strange film.
Marvel Studios has hired Conan scribes Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to write Dr. Strange, marking forward progress on a long-gestating superhero property which will likely be among the first Marvel films generated under the Disney banner.
If green-lighted further down the chain (and there’s no guarantees there, as Stephen Strange’s possible big-screen adventures have been in development hell for nigh on two decades) this may be one of the first, if not the first, Marvel Studios films produced under the Disney banner.
Why should Dr. Strange fans be excited and/or scared?
Excited because Messrs. Donnelly and Oppenheimer are two very very “IT” genre screenwriters right now, their stars ascendant with not only CONAN looming, but also the forthcoming DYLAN DOG (starring Brandon Routh), and credits on an UNCHARTED film and an early draft of COWBOYS & ALIENS.
Scared because Dr. Strange seems a strange choice (pun intended) for a feature film in this era. Iron Man and Hulk and Thor and Captain America and The Avengers have all the whizzbang action and ‘splosions the folks pony up twelve bucks to see these days. Dr. Strange’s adventures are ethereal and mind-bendingly psychedelic- not exactly typical fare for the target popcorn crowd . However, CG effects and the now-ever-present possibility of 3D make such a film an intriguing film if well-written.
Scared also because the writing team have screenplay credit on SAHARA, one of the worst films of the 21st Century.