the darkness as a movie?

#1 Posted by power surge (1242 posts) - - Show Bio

 I think that if the darkness was made into a movie it would sell like crazy. what do you say?

#2 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it would do about as good as Ghost Rider

#3 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd watch that

#4 Posted by NightFang (9962 posts) - - Show Bio
power surge said:
" I think that if the darkness was made into a movie it would sell like crazy. what do you say?"
              Hell yeah but who would play him.
#5 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio


Jackie?
 I don't think the movie would turn out that great anyways.
#6 Posted by TheDrifter (26555 posts) - - Show Bio
Nobody said:
"I think it would do about as good as Ghost Rider"
Oh god..

That movie was an insult
#7 Posted by bringdeath (270 posts) - - Show Bio

the movie would be fantastic ..but not keanu reeves hell no!

#8 Posted by Class Clown (311 posts) - - Show Bio
Nobody said:
"I think it would do about as good as Ghost Rider"

please say u mean tht in a bad way cuz Ghost Rider sucked
#9 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
Nobody said:
"

Jackie?
 I don't think the movie would turn out that great anyways."
Disgusting. The lead has to be attractive because Jackie a Womanizer, w-womanizer, you're a womanizer baby. Other then that, it's not important....But i don't think a Darkness Movie would put up huge numbers, his game certainly didn't.
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#10 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pix: I just chose someone they sorta looked it and would bring in a decent amount of money. I think a darkness film would probably fail epicly

#11 Posted by bringdeath (270 posts) - - Show Bio

bull darkness is badass

#12 Posted by G-Man (31791 posts) - - Show Bio

I think a Darkness movie could maybe work.  It would depend how it was marketed and how the CG effects were. Did anyone watch Max Payne?  That looked bad to me (I haven't seen it).  The problem is you can't really market a movie like this for the kids.  Kids = merchandise = cash.  I posted about this in the Punisher thread.  The toys and lunch boxes are what help bring in the cash.

I would like to see a big screen treatment though.

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#13 Posted by bringdeath (270 posts) - - Show Bio

you should see max payne movie bad. CG awesome

#14 Edited by IcePrince_X (4865 posts) - - Show Bio

The Darkness may be a cool movie but I would prefer that Top Cow would invest not just in one character, why not put the entire Top Cow universe at hand...meaning its all about the Trinity. Darkness, Witchblade and Angelus plus the Magdalena...The First Born, Broken Trinity and the current direction of the mix of these characters made it an effective vehicle for Top Cow to be on its feet again.

To my opinion, The Darkness and even the upcoming Witchblade movie would fail to impress (but I am praying i am so dead wrong!)  the audience and may bomb if the storyline will just pit the characters to ordinary criminals or a character totally out of the comic books they came from.

My Choice for the Roles:

Darkness

Witchblade

Angelus

The Magdalena

#15 Posted by Lunacyde (18449 posts) - - Show Bio

Some things are better left to the pages of a comic. Not all comics translate equally well to live-action. Maybe I am biased because I don't like a lot of ridiculous special effects but thats just my opinion.

#16 Posted by King Saturn (223985 posts) - - Show Bio
Keanu Reeves has had far too many Roles as Superhero like Characters who Save the World...
#17 Posted by Lunacyde (18449 posts) - - Show Bio

an sucked at nearly all of them....

#18 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
IcePrince_X said:
"The Darkness may be a cool movie but I would prefer that Top Cow would invest not just in one character, why not put the entire Top Cow universe at hand...meaning its all about the Trinity. Darkness, Witchblade and Angelus plus the Magdalena...The First Born, Broken Trinity and the current direction of the mix of these characters made it an effective vehicle for Top Cow to be on its feet again.

To my opinion, The Darkness and even the upcoming Witchblade movie would fail to impress (but I am praying i am so dead wrong!)  the audience and may bomb if the storyline will just pit the characters to ordinary criminals or a character totally out of the comic books they came from.

My Choice for the Roles:

Darkness

Witchblade

Angelus

The Magdalena
"
Who is that for the Maggie D [magdalena]?
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#19 Posted by power surge (1242 posts) - - Show Bio

personally I think that if top cow helped out with the movie it would be at least better than I would expect, they have a way of making comics unique and if they brought that to a movie it would in my mind be a masterpiece

#20 Edited by Baal Zak (355 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd love to see that movie but Top Cow will wait the results of their Witchblade  project. If that movie is a success, I've no doubts that The Darkness will follow the steps. But to tell you the truth, The Darkness is not a comic for kids and that may be a crucial factor to change the character and his background. To aim for a broader audience it could mean less violence (damn), gore (damn!!), less nearly naked and hot women (DAMN!!). But like I've said before, let's wait and see how well Witchblade results :)

#21 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

the only way to do a Darkness movie would be to go back to the begining... tell the story from when Jackie first inherited the power...

this could work however in reverse, since the Witchblade movie is now going ahead, they could use Jackie in that and use the Witchblade movie as a 'springboard' to launch his own movie...

i'd be interested to see how they did it, but hell no to Keanu having anything to do with it

M

#22 Posted by Precise (22886 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd love to see a Darkness movie if it's true to the comics, but i'm a bit sceptic if they could pull it off though.

#23 Posted by power surge (1242 posts) - - Show Bio

if I had to choose someone to play Jackie I would have to say Hugh Jackman, he can pull off the "I don't give a damn about anything but myself' persona very well

#24 Posted by Psysis (2396 posts) - - Show Bio
power surge said:
"if I had to choose someone to play Jackie I would have to say Hugh Jackman, he can pull off the "I don't give a damn about anything but myself' persona very well"

Hugh doesnt look the part, i dont think he'd even be interested bc of wolverine.
#25 Posted by IcePrince_X (4865 posts) - - Show Bio
pixelized said:
"IcePrince_X said:
"The Darkness may be a cool movie but I would prefer that Top Cow would invest not just in one character, why not put the entire Top Cow universe at hand...meaning its all about the Trinity. Darkness, Witchblade and Angelus plus the Magdalena...The First Born, Broken Trinity and the current direction of the mix of these characters made it an effective vehicle for Top Cow to be on its feet again.

To my opinion, The Darkness and even the upcoming Witchblade movie would fail to impress (but I am praying i am so dead wrong!)  the audience and may bomb if the storyline will just pit the characters to ordinary criminals or a character totally out of the comic books they came from.

My Choice for the Roles:

Darkness

Witchblade

Angelus

The Magdalena
"
Who is that for the Maggie D [magdalena]?
"
Penelope Cruz = The Magdalena
#26 Posted by Baal Zak (355 posts) - - Show Bio

mmm I'd prefer Paz Vega as Patience ;)

#27 Posted by Zacker500 (121 posts) - - Show Bio

jolie s not hot anymore in my view shed suck as Witchblade no way

#28 Posted by bringdeath (270 posts) - - Show Bio

can i just ask why josh harnett

#29 Posted by ladydeath (9447 posts) - - Show Bio
Methos said:
"the only way to do a Darkness movie would be to go back to the begining... tell the story from when Jackie first inherited the power...

this could work however in reverse, since the Witchblade movie is now going ahead, they could use Jackie in that and use the Witchblade movie as a 'springboard' to launch his own movie...

i'd be interested to see how they did it, but hell no to Keanu having anything to do with it

M"

Witchblade came out before Darkness comic, so I would agree with you on Witchblade being a "launch pad" to the Darkness movie.  Also agree on Keanu Reeves not porttraying Jackie Estacado.  Keanu has been in enough movies with comic characters. 

Josh Hartnett a nice looking guy, but his face WAY too innocent to play a killer for the mob that controlls bad @$$ darklings.  He seems more like the guy next door.  I would hope the person they pick to play Jackie is someone who atleast looks of a Spanish heritage.

@Pix...the darkness game was #1 according to gamers magazine for awhile when it came out, so yes it did put out some numbers.
#30 Posted by IcePrince_X (4865 posts) - - Show Bio
bringdeath said:
"can i just ask why josh harnett"
He can act better than Keanu Reeves, making him black hair and a bit worn out looking can make him an effective Jackie Estacado.
#31 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio
ladydeath said:
"Methos said:
"the only way to do a Darkness movie would be to go back to the begining... tell the story from when Jackie first inherited the power...

this could work however in reverse, since the Witchblade movie is now going ahead, they could use Jackie in that and use the Witchblade movie as a 'springboard' to launch his own movie...

i'd be interested to see how they did it, but hell no to Keanu having anything to do with it

M"

Witchblade came out before Darkness comic, so I would agree with you on Witchblade being a "launch pad" to the Darkness movie.  Also agree on Keanu Reeves not porttraying Jackie Estacado.  Keanu has been in enough movies with comic characters. 

Josh Hartnett a nice looking guy, but his face WAY too innocent to play a killer for the mob that controlls bad @$$ darklings.  He seems more like the guy next door.  I would hope the person they pick to play Jackie is someone who atleast looks of a Spanish heritage.

@Pix...the darkness game was #1 according to gamers magazine for awhile when it came out, so yes it did put out some numbers.
"
number 1 in terms of...?
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#32 Posted by ladydeath (9447 posts) - - Show Bio

It was number one in sales as well as graphics at the time it came out.  I have game mags with Jackie Estacado all over them.

#33 Posted by pixelized (62882 posts) - - Show Bio

ok

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#34 Posted by King Saturn (223985 posts) - - Show Bio
The Darkness can work as a Movie
#35 Posted by power surge (1242 posts) - - Show Bio

 I think that Antonio Banderas would probably make a good Jackie Estacado

#36 Posted by King Saturn (223985 posts) - - Show Bio
power surge said:
" I think that Antonio Banderas would probably make a good Jackie Estacado"
Yeah... but he is getting kind of old dont ya think ?
#37 Posted by power surge (1242 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah, but what better way to end a career than as a mobster that can control the darkness

#38 Posted by King Saturn (223985 posts) - - Show Bio
power surge said:
"Yeah, but what better way to end a career than as a mobster that can control the darkness"
Truth... but they better cast him in this role before he hits 55 years old... dont wanna see Jackie with strands of Grey Hair...

lol
#39 Posted by power surge (1242 posts) - - Show Bio

good point :)

#40 Posted by Lupine (750 posts) - - Show Bio

Can I just say that I think Josh Harnett would make a decent Jackie.  He wasn't dazzling in Sin City, but he was a hired killer and no one was to offended by the rather subdued performance.  Besides, if 30 Days of Night has taught us nothing else, it has taught us that Josh Harnett can be BA.

Let him sink his teeth into the character and see where it goes; I think it could be interesting, if only because JH could at least make a convincing moral dilemma kind of guy and we know Jackie runs into lots of those.
#41 Posted by ladydeath (9447 posts) - - Show Bio
Lupine said:
"Can I just say that I think Josh Harnett would make a decent Jackie.  He wasn't dazzling in Sin City, but he was a hired killer and no one was to offended by the rather subdued performance.  Besides, if 30 Days of Night has taught us nothing else, it has taught us that Josh Harnett can be BA.
Let him sink his teeth into the character and see where it goes; I think it could be interesting, if only because JH could at least make a convincing moral dilemma kind of guy and we know Jackie runs into lots of those.
"

His face is too sweet and innocent to be a heartless killer though.
#42 Posted by power surge (1242 posts) - - Show Bio

personally I thought he nailed the "I gotta survive this" look pretty well in  30 Days of Night

#43 Posted by ladydeath (9447 posts) - - Show Bio
power surge said:
"personally I thought he nailed the "I gotta survive this" look pretty well in  30 Days of Night"

I haven't seen that movie.  Guess I should check it out!
#44 Posted by fratscraig spire (7 posts) - - Show Bio

i think the darkness movie would be awsome as long as they dont  do a horrible spin off making it more of a horror movie then a comic movie. it would sell because theres a hot mob guy who is indistructable... with a crazy new power. i would say the guy needs to be itialian .....or look it i think a no name actor would be best
#45 Posted by ReverseNegative (2729 posts) - - Show Bio
@Nobody said:
" I think it would do about as good as Ghost Rider "
Better.

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