Which graphic novels should be made into a film?
Following on from the Dredd thread (http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/dredd-any-good)…
I like graphic novels. I used to like them a lot, but I got a little older and stopped buying them. Anyway, I’ve seen good, not so good and bad adaptations of comics and graphic novels (and appalling, like both “Punisher” films). Are there any graphic novels that the STW massif would like to see [well] adapted into a film?
Personally, I’d like to see Preacher turned into a series of films. I just hope that anyone who takes it on sticks true to the book and allows the hero to smoke, fornicate, drink and swear. Just like any vicar from the deep south should.Posted 5 years ago
Preacher has been a will they / won’t they for an HBO series for years now, I can’t remember where it’s at at the moment. I think it would suit a series better than a film though, it’s too dense and episodic to work in short movie format.
I can’t think of much I’d like to see at the moment… Most of the comic stuff I love is so deeply ingrained in the medium that it wouldn’t really translate well to the screen. Just look at Watchmen / From Hell.
I’m quite looking forward to the next Sin City though, that should be quite fun.Posted 5 years ago
There was a female trooper in one of the stories… It was a Rogue Trooper hallucination scene though involving Gunnar and Bagman getting a little annoyed that Rogue was alway saving them from trouble, and ends up with a lot of Norts getting shot, so well worthy of a film.Posted 5 years agoBigButSlimmerBlokeMember
There was a female trooper in one of the stories.
anyway i’ve always thought strontium dog could be a brilliant film, the one about his father abd the mutant wars, that or getting together with sternhammer, sternhammer getting killed then johnny’s revenge.
or anything with durham red
..also garp trucking company, guest starring dr and quinchPosted 5 years agobokononMember
Given they are two different media, the important bit is how well the transition is done – a really good story in a graphic novel may well end up mangled on screen due to trying to hard to make it like the graphic novel or straying to far from the graphic novel or just being badly done…I’d like to see more good films, if they are based on graphic novels then so be it…Posted 5 years ago
I’d like to see Hard Boiled put in a film, but the action are so completely over the top for gore, guns, etc that it would be a nightmare for any director. It would still be awesome though.
Or, failing that, get the Martha Washington series in a film. That would work really well in today’s cinema with the right female lead.Posted 5 years agomechmonkeyMember
Sandman? Really? That was one of the ones I was thinking should really be left as a graphic novel, as I really can’t imagine it working in any other format.
Is the only graphic novel series that I have really enjoyed tbh. It is perfectly suited to the graphic novel format though and perhaps it wouldn’t have the same impact as a film. As mentioned above would depend entirely on how it was translated to film.Posted 5 years ago
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