Zac Efron To Star In Bendis Adaptation

Posted by inferiorego (21264 posts) - - Show Bio



The Teen Choice Award is a surfboard? I guess trophies aren't cool enough for you kids now-a-days. Let me first start off by saying if you type in Zac Efron's name into Google, then click on images, you get a billion pictures of him in the same pose, at different locations... Head tilted to his right... Smile... I mean there's pictures of him doing other things, like being shirtless on a middle aged woman's blog (creepy), but it's mostly this tilt-smile thing. I guess it's his signature move...  Welcome to the Zac Efron Gauntlet.
 
Anyway... News... 
  Deadline Hollywood reported that Zac "Song and Danceman" Efron is joining forces with Marvel Dynamo Brian Michael Bendis to do an adaptation of Bendis' Fire ( Image Comics). Bendis will be writing the script and Zac will be playing what seems to be the main character:
 

The plan is for Efron to play a college student who is recruited by the CIA, only to find that he has been trained for a program that creates expendable agents.

 

Zac is known for his High School musical films and more recently 17 Again. He also did more of an indy flick Me and Orson Welles. Why is his story seemingly shaping up to be like Vincent Chase from Entourage? Where's Drama? 
 
Anywho... I've got no beef with the guy. Yes, he's a teen heart-throb. Yes, he was in three films about the horrors of high school, complete with musical numbers. Yes, he's much better looking than I am, except for the hair. But, the one thing I actually "saw" him in that I thought he was pretty good in made me change my mind: Robot Chicken. I give instant respect to anyone on that show. It shows that they got a good sense of humor. As Deadline Hollywood mentioned, he could be one of those transitional actors that makes it from teen to adult actor. 
 
 
 
 

Who knows? Maybe he'll be an academy award winner one day. He's teamed up with an excellent writer, one who probably sees great potential in him. I've never read this graphic novel, nor can I find it on ComicVine, but if it's anything like the rest of Bendis' works, it should be a darn good story. 
 

 The project has the steady hand of Neal Moritz, who’ll produce with Circle of Confusion’s David Engel. Efron and Alchemy Entertainment’s Jason Barrett will be exec producers.

The film has a home, a great writer, and an actor who probably hasn't had the chance to show his full potential. 
What do you guys think? (Preparing for Zac Efron hatred...) Will this Dynamic Duo make a great film? Anyone read this graphic novel?
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#1 Posted by Queen's Halo (2431 posts) - - Show Bio

This is like the 28th bad news i received today.

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#2 Posted by joshmightbe (24708 posts) - - Show Bio

actually my problem is with bendis i havent seen any of zac efrons work so i dont know whether or ot hes a good actor

#3 Edited by AngelFrost (2833 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, I think this is good news.  (:
People just judge Zac on High School Musical. ¬¬ so what if you didn't like it, because it wasn't your type of movie, He was atleast good in it.
 
I for one, think Zac is a good actor, very attractive and an entertainer aswell, with a great voice. ^^ So, I'm glad he's branching out into other genre's. I think he'll be great in the movie. 

#4 Posted by Vortex13 (12223 posts) - - Show Bio

LOL, I hadn't actually noticed the head tilt smile thing but you are correct. As long as it isn't a teen flick I might see it, however since it is supposed to have Efron I will not see it theaters. Me surrounded by googly eyed tweens and teens no thank you.... maybe I will go actually, and I'll bring my hammer!

#5 Posted by Grim (2079 posts) - - Show Bio

Zac is good. never read Fire.  my fear here is that a comics movie is going to come out, and there will be more teenaged girls at the midnight showing than out of shape weirdos. 

#6 Posted by EisforExtinction (1909 posts) - - Show Bio

He was also on Entourage. 
 
If I remember correctly he was Adam Davies' client that Ari stole. They also had this older lady ask him for an autograph. Good stuff.

#7 Posted by inferiorego (21264 posts) - - Show Bio
@AngelFrost said:
"  I for one, think Zac is a good actor, very attractive and an entertainer aswell, with a great voice. ^^ So, I'm glad he's branching out into other genre's. I think he'll be great in the movie.  "
I'm glad someone thinks he's a good actor who has seen his films. I'd like to see something he was in, so I could let people know the type of actor is, but the only thing I'm compelled to see in his body of yet, so far is Me and Orson Welles. Maybe I'll netflix it.
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#8 Posted by Queen's Halo (2431 posts) - - Show Bio

I have seen his movies, but I still hate him. Or maybe it's Bendis. Everything he get's his hand on I hate. One thing I can say Efron has on his side,is that he's hot.

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#9 Posted by AngelFrost (2833 posts) - - Show Bio
@inferiorego said:
" @AngelFrost said:
"  I for one, think Zac is a good actor, very attractive and an entertainer aswell, with a great voice. ^^ So, I'm glad he's branching out into other genre's. I think he'll be great in the movie.  "
I'm glad someone thinks he's a good actor who has seen his films. I'd like to see something he was in, so I could let people know the type of actor is, but the only thing I'm compelled to see in his body of yet, so far is Me and Orson Welles. Maybe I'll netflix it. "
I've seen him in High School Music 1,2 & 3 and he was definately good in that. (:   I hear he's really good in 'Me and Orson Wells' .
#10 Posted by Justize (328 posts) - - Show Bio
@Queen's Halo: you do realize he is a good actor? Don't let High School musical cloud your mind.
#11 Edited by Vortex13 (12223 posts) - - Show Bio

I have no idea how he is as an actor I have not seen any of his movies, just not my cup of tea. I have nothing against him, but I will never see a movie of his in theaters. Simply because I hate everyone younger than me and he's a teen/tween sensation so that would mean I have to be around annoying giggly girls. If he is in a rated R film that looks good I'll see that in theaters because most of those girls will be locked out of it, HA!

#12 Posted by JackAs (412 posts) - - Show Bio

Who?

#13 Posted by marcelo2169 (50 posts) - - Show Bio

I hate that guy!

#14 Posted by danhimself (22318 posts) - - Show Bio

I won't lie...I saw 17 Again (mostly because for some reason I think that Matthew Perry is kind of funny) and Zac Efron wasn't that bad in it

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#15 Posted by JackAs (412 posts) - - Show Bio

He wasn't. He's got pretty good acting skills. He did pretty damn fine in 17. I don't hate him (why do people hate him?) so I really could care less....

#16 Posted by Queen's Halo (2431 posts) - - Show Bio
@Justize: I have so many thing clouding my mind, it's carzy.
 
PS. I have never seen High School Musical. I saw him in the movie he was old then young and on SNL.
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#17 Posted by Sylar0 (115 posts) - - Show Bio
@Grim:
Yeah I know I don't want to be with my friends at the movies surrounded by a bunch of girls that are worshiping this guy that could make Boostergold look like an awesome person. BYthe way me and my friends are out of shape wierdos.
#18 Posted by sora_thekey (8154 posts) - - Show Bio

I think the reason most people are dreading this idea is because they stereotype Zac Efron with Musicals... and yes he has done 4 musicals (3 High School Musicals and Hairspray) 
 
...but he is a good actor.... 17 Again was a movie I watched because Mathew Perry is my favorite actor.... and yet Zac Efroon was good in that... 
 
Plus bendis has always been a good story-teller... 
Some people want to try out diferent genres.. well that's fine...!
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#19 Posted by joshmightbe (24708 posts) - - Show Bio

being in a bad movie doesnt always mean bad actor
#20 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio
@marcelo2169 said:
"I hate that guy! "
#21 Posted by hdorman1 (4662 posts) - - Show Bio

#22 Posted by zombietag (1492 posts) - - Show Bio

jeeeeeeeez i thought this was for spiderman for a second. i was about to say just trash the movie now haha

#23 Posted by Citizen 14 (1236 posts) - - Show Bio

This is a sign that the Apocalypse is coming.

#24 Posted by drawme (423 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly like Zac Efron and I think he´s a good actor.
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