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message 1: by Alien (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:27AM) (new)

Alien  Citizen | 46 comments Mod
Coming Attractions

Alan Moore's Watchmen is being made into a movie by the writer and director of 300, Zack Snyder.

Guillermo Del Toro, writer and director of Pans Labyrinth among other things, wants to adapt the self-published graphic novel, Runoff, by Tom Manning. See site, http://www.robotsandmonkeys.com/

And there is apparently a graphic novel called Cowboys and Aliens that is being made into a movie...I only report it, I didn't come up with the idea. See site, http://www.rottentomatoes.com/news/co...

Already made into a movie:
Road to Perdition
V for Vendetta
Batman Begins
A History of Violence
From Hell
Sin City
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
X-Men 2: X-Men United

message 2: by Alien (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:27AM) (new)

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The author of this site, http://www.talkaboutcomics.com/blog/?..., claims that a 1920 "graphic novel" was made into a movie in the 30s.

message 3: by Luke (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:28AM) (new)

Luke | 10 comments It makes me feel a little better to know that Guillermo Del Toro is behind the whole thing. However, I don't have much faith that Watchmen can legitimately be made into a movie. One of the reasons being the peripheral texts contained in the graphic are too great. Another is that to condense the plot enough it will probably end up turning into some sort of cop-esque suspense thing. Thats not the Watchmen I love.

message 4: by Alien (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:28AM) (new)

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Sorry if my earlier post was misleading but del Toro is taking on the graphic novel Runoff and Zack Snyder (who the heck is that, right?) of 300 is doing Watchmen. I agree - I have no idea how that will translate to the big screen given the format of the book and my expectations are low.


message 5: by Alien (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:28AM) (new)

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This site, http://www.scifiscripts.com/scripts/w..., claims to have an early draft of the script for the Watchmen movie.

message 6: by Miki (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:28AM) (new)

Miki I never heard of the graphic novel called 300. However, I have read Yugioh, Yugioh duelist, and Yugioh millenium world. Season 0 of Yugioh was based on the Yugioh comics. Seasons 1-7 of Yugioh was based on the Yugioh duelist and Yugioh Millenium World comics.

message 7: by Alien (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:28AM) (new)

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Yeah, Yugioh seems pretty popular in certain circles. Are they really graphic novels though or do they come in shorter (say 24 page) issues and are really comics?

300 is a very violent story and some say a very inaccurate one as well. You haven't missed out on anything there.

message 8: by Pamela (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:29AM) (new)

Pamela (teacupfangirl) In defense of comics, many graphic novels are simply collections of single issues, such as 300, Watchmen, and V for Vendetta.

As for whether manga is classified as graphic novel... it's visual storytelling. Many bookstores will put the two in the same section, though most (thankfully) separate them into manga and Western graphic novel sections. I have no idea if it's kosher to call manga a graphic novel, though.

message 9: by Phoebe (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:29AM) (new)

Phoebe | 1 comments Manga are in the same boat as graphic novels, collection-wise...they come out serially in Japan, though aside from a handful of big-name titles that get translated issue-by-issue and run in magazines here, all we get stateside are the collections.

message 10: by Luke (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:31AM) (new)

Luke | 10 comments as far as i know the binding of multiple single issue comics into one volume is called a graphic novel. I dont really think this applies as far as the literal definition of the phrase. Manga being included though makes a case for the inclusion of single issue american comics bound as one volume as manga are longer story arcs but come out four times a year. Technically single issues.

message 11: by Jason (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:53AM) (new)

Jason You forgot GHOST WORLD and AMERICAN SPLENDOR, arguably the two best graphic novel-based movies.

message 12: by Michael (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:53AM) (new)

Michael We could just change the name of the group to 'On Looking at Sequential Art' ...

Potayto, potahto. :D

I always have hopes for new comics-related films, but it seems as though a lot is lost in translation much of the time.

message 13: by Bill (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:53AM) (new)

Bill Doughty (plaidbrarian) | 4 comments An animated adaptation of Persepolis is coming out soon, if it already hasn't.

message 14: by Alien (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:53AM) (new)

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Persepolis, eh...I could definitely see that.

message 15: by Jason (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:53AM) (new)

Jason It's been making its rounds on the festival circuit. Premiered at Cannes, I believe, and banned in Bangkok. It's only in French at the moment, however. No word on when it'll be dubbed or subtitled that I know of.

message 16: by Lynn (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:10PM) (new)

Lynn (camillalynnauthor) | 21 comments Road to Perdition, Heroes, Ghost World, Blade, History of Violence, & the Covenant, were also graphic novels turned movie. Here's a link to a list of them: http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/ser...

300 ROCKS!!! I was so happy when they turned it into a movie. All those hard bodies .... oh la-la!

Keep on writing,

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