Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Darkchylde


Moviegoers aren't exactly crying out for another comic book adaptation, but John Carpenter at the helm will definitely generate interest. Not too familiar with the source material — except that it's about a teen who can transform into the monsters from her nightmares.

Here's a bit of test footage that's been floating around for a while:



The Action/Horror genre continues to be a safe haven for female driven action films. Given the success of the Underworld and Resident Evil franchises, it's surprising that Hollywood hasn't tried harder to cash in on this niche.

Sounds like the Buffy reboot is really going to happen, without Joss Whedon. Really bad idea. A few other comic book properties with female protags have been in development for a while: Witchblade, Hack/Slash and Magdalena. I think Magdalena is the furthest along. It has a star (Jenna Dewan), script and a director (Ryuhei Kitamura) already in place. How long can this comic book movie bubble last? I think we're going to find out in 2011.

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