Some of you may remember the brouhaha surrounding David Goyer’s Supermax film project that was supposed to feature Oliver Queen locked away in a maximum security prison surrounded by the DC villains that he put there.Â The latest description of the film doesn’t quite sound like Goyer’s original premise.
The story takes place in a Maximum Security Prison for the Super-Natural as a skilled guard must join forces with a lethal inmate after a riot ensues in order to fight his way through various monsters and mad-men in order to survive.
Doesn’t sound like an Ollie Queen movie to me. So without an Ollie, does that mean the villains and monsters won’t be recognized DC villains either?Â Shooting for the film is set to begin in the early part of 2010.
AMC has been doing some big things in the cable realm over the last couple of years.Â The Mad Men series took off like wildfire, and now it looks like AMC is looking to adapt Robert Kirkman’s Walking Dead for the small screen as well.
Frank Darabont is on board to write, direct and exec produce the project, with Gale Anne Hurd of Valhalla Pictures and David Alpert of Circle of Confusion also executive producing.
I’m glad a cable network picked up the rights to this property instead of a movie studio, which really couldn’t do justice to the comic book in a single movie.Â While Darabont is a fine writer, it would be even better if Kirkman were on board to help write the screenplay.
AMC announced today that acclaimed film actors Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ, The Thin Red Line) and Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings, The Da Vinci Code) have signed on for the network’s reinterpretation of the highly influential 1960s cult classic, The Prisoner. AMC is co-producing the six-part mini-series with ITV Productions and Granada International, with a worldwide premiere slated for 2009. The Prisoner, AMC’s second original mini-series, combines a wide range of genres, including espionage, thriller and scifi, into a unique and compelling drama, and expands upon the network’s distinctive cinematic approach to creating high-quality programming.