It’s going to be a very long time before H’Wood finishes pillaging comic book properties as there are more characters and stories than you can shake a stick at.  The latest IP to begin the long road to film history is Mandrake the Magician.

Warner Bros. has picked up the rights to the Lee Falk comic strip, in order to tell the story of the “illusionist who has the power to hypnotize his foes at great speed.” This is not the first time Mandrake has seen screen action, as Columbia released a 12-part serial in the late ’30s and a television flick aired in the ’70s.

The Hollywood Reporter claims Warners is looking to give the characters a 21st century makeover, which could mean anything.

via The Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Slappy
    March 15, 2012 at 4:47 pm — Reply

    Perhaps they will attempt to set the wheeles in motion for a Defenders of the Earth film?

    • Ian
      March 15, 2012 at 6:37 pm — Reply

      EXACTLY what I was thinking. That would be pure awesomeness!

  2. b003
    March 19, 2012 at 9:30 pm — Reply

    Long as it’s not moody teenage Mandrake.
    Probably gonna have Johnny Depp in it, jeeez.

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