Or – “Have Y’Ever Noticed How Deadman Looks A Lot Like Daredevil?”
Daredevil’s second costume is ridiculously similar to Deadman’s: Short boot cuffs, short gloves, red bodysuit, big D symbol on the chest. (I suppose Daredevil is technically a Double-D, but…
Y’know, there’s no good way for that sentence to have ended.) Either way, the new DCU wouldn’t be the same without Boston Brand and his body-hopping exploits. But what does the new status quo bring our favorite ghostly presence?
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According to Deadline, DC’s Deadman is headed to the small screen.
The project is about the spirit of a murdered man, Boston Brand, who lives on as he inhabits other people’s bodies and helps them solve crises in their own lives.
With Smallville off the air, it’s understandable that The CW and Warner Bros. TV is scrambling to find a superhero franchise to replace the ten-season long show. But Deadman? Surely they could have found something like Teen Titans, Nightwing, or Birds of Prey… okay, so maybe not that last one…
With Supernatural still a big hit (going into its seventh season), Deadman might actually be a natural fit for the network.
Mattel has unveiled a few new shots of the chase variant Deadman action figure from the DC Universe Classics wave 11 collection.Â The ghostly figure of Boston Brand has semi-transparent hands and feet that glow in the dark.Â If you’re going to scare the crap out of your young one, this figure just might do the trick.
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Deadman has always been one of those characters that could be incredibly fantastic or tediously boring.Â I don’t think DC has found the perfect balance yet (although Wednesday Comics is doing a bang up job).Â Perhaps with the news that Guillermo del Toro is producing a Deadman movie will bring spark to the character and cause a positive reaction from fans and the rest of the world, who know nothing about the character.
via Bloody Disgusting
Warner Bros. has hired Gary Dauberman to write the script to DC Comics’ Deadman, according to Variety. The project is currently under the watchful eye of Guillermo del Toro who may direct the flick.
Susan Montford and Don Murphy from Angry Films are producing.
via Variety (link)
Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Guillermo del Toro is teaming up with Don Murphy’s Angry Films to bring the DC Comics superhero “Deadman” to life. The deal is still in negotiations and the search for a writer is underway. Deadman is the ghost of Boston Brand, a circus performer who was murdered during one of his performances. Brand was granted the power to enhabit the bodies of the living in order to find his killer, but along the way he is compelled to help those in need.
“(Deadman) has great supernatural elements and is one of the more off-kilter superheroes. What I like is that it has some of the canon of horror films but it has a quest and the heroics in the more traditional superhero roots. It’s a great combination that is not very common to superheroes.”
- del Toro via Hollywood Reporter
del Toro is at the San Diego Comic-Con this week to talk about Hellboy 2 and to promote his latest film Pan’s Labyrinth which will open December 29.