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"Red" Might Have A Director In Robert Schwentke

The director of "The Time Traveler's Wife" may be bringing Warren Ellis' "Red" to the big screen



A few weeks ago I had reported that 'Red,' Warren Ellis' popular Vertigo graphic novel would be seeing a live-action film adaptation that had already been linked to Bruce Willis as well as Morgan Freeman. I kind of figured that it was only a matter of time until we saw the name of a director attached to the proposed film! Did I ever tell you how much I love being right? Movie director Robert Schwentke has recently been tied to the film, and according to MTV news, the director of "The Time Traveler's Wife" is presently in the midst of finalizing his plans with Summit Entertainment and is "close to signing."

MTV happened to catch up with the illustrator for " Red," Cully Hamner, and he seemed apprehensive about the progression of the live-action movie adaptation.

"I have to point out that, to my knowledge, neither actor is a done deal," he said. "And even if I'm wrong and they are, it doesn't mean the movie will even get made."


While this news may not sound too promising, the fact that Summit is one step closer to closing in on a director to helm the series is great news. Progression is often somewhat slow in the movie business; so you can bet that there is still a very good chance that the film will get made!
This is fantastic news for fans of the comic book series that are looking forward to its transition to the big screen! Are you excited about the prospect of seeing " Red" hit the big screen? Did you read the comic book series?
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Edited by FoxxFireArt

Can't say I've ever heard of this series.  Sometimes I think more obscure series made into movies have a better chance. There is less public anticipation for what they 'remember'. Such as with Spider-man or Batman. The audience often goes in expecting something. This movie has a good chance that it will hold true to the original. I think we see more creators pushing for that now a days. With the movies of Sin City and Hellboy. The creators were far more interactive in the movie creations.

"Did I ever tell you how much I love being right?"

I've yet to meet the woman who didn't enjoy telling me that. lol
You were correct.

Edited by Darkchild

Can i say something?

This isnt a Vertigo comic its Wildstorm

Posted by aztek_the_lost
@Darkchild said:
" Can i say something?This isnt a Vertigo comic its Wildstorm "
sigh of relief
 
I was about to say I have compiled a list of every Vertigo comic and I don't remember this one...though of course my list is probably missing a couple comics here and there...but since this series comes from the guy who wrote Transmetropolitan I'll probably have to give it a try
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Posted by Darkchild
@aztek the lost said:
" @Darkchild said:
" Can i say something?This isnt a Vertigo comic its Wildstorm "
sigh of relief  I was about to say I have compiled a list of every Vertigo comic and I don't remember this one...though of course my list is probably missing a couple comics here and there...but since this series comes from the guy who wrote Transmetropolitan I'll probably have to give it a try "
LOL i did the same thing. HAHAHA had to check it on Wiki and all my other sources
Posted by frogistheman the buisnessman

wtf wtf wtf wtf wtf

Posted by aztek_the_lost
@Darkchild said:
" @aztek the lost said:
" @Darkchild said:
" Can i say something?This isnt a Vertigo comic its Wildstorm "
sigh of relief  I was about to say I have compiled a list of every Vertigo comic and I don't remember this one...though of course my list is probably missing a couple comics here and there...but since this series comes from the guy who wrote Transmetropolitan I'll probably have to give it a try "
LOL i did the same thing. HAHAHA had to check it on Wiki and all my other sources "
and I just did the same thing (to be certain I knew what it was) and it turns out it's actually by Homage Comics which is a WildStorm imprint...anyways, whatever the case it's probably a good series...though I don't really know if Warren Ellis is a good writer in general or just with Transmet
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Posted by Darkchild

Warren is brilliant is great in every comic hes done.

So this one should be good ill pick it up eventually

Posted by FoxxFireArt
@Darkchild said:
" Can i say something?This isnt a Vertigo comic its Wildstorm "
Though now that I look at it. The cover image shown says "HOMAGE Comics".

Looks like she was wrong about something too. lol
Posted by NightFang

Can't wait to see this movie.

Posted by Chaos Agent

I'll have to check that tp before the movies comes out

Posted by Media_Master

Never read the comics, but Bruce and Morgan sounds like a fine pair for the BIG SCREEN