If given the opportunity to take lethal, consequence-free, revenge on someone who did you wrong, would you do it? That’s the question that kicks off the award winning DC/Vertigo comic book 100 Bullets, a dark, pulpy series written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso. The series, which ran for 100 issues from 1999-2009, has long been rumored for a live action adaptation and now it’s finally happening. Superhero screenwriter David Goyer (The Dark Knight, Blade, Man of Steel) will executive produce a television version of the comic book series for Showtime. Read More »

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John Cusack says “I don’t know if there are any more superheroes left”, but he knows as well as we do that there’s plenty more, cape-free comic books ripe for big screen adaptation, and that a great number of them seem fit to make for rather good movies. One project in particular has caught his eye, and that’s the movie adaptation of Preacher that Sam Mendes is still attached to and that John August has been screenwriting.

Meanwhile, Idris Elba - The Wire‘s Stringer Bell and Roque in The Losers – would really like a role in any 100 Bullets movie that might come along from Brian Azarello and Eduardo Risso’s comic. I spoke to him at the MCM Expo last month (think: the UK’s Comic-Con, smaller but getting bigger and better all the time) and while the full details of what I found out about The Losers are still pending, I can tell you what he was saying on the subject of his dream comic book role after the break.

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Y: The Last Man was my gateway drug back into the world of comics after doing a stint in the superhero books in the early 1990′s. And while I loved superhero stories, I wasn’t that into superhero comics (or at least not the ones being published at the time) so I was hesitant to jump back into the world of colored pictures and word bubbles.

I use to listen to this podcast called Geekdrome, which some of you may recognize because frequent /Filmcast guest co-host and friend Dan Trachtenberg use to co-host before he went legit with the Totally Rad Show. Geekdrome has this feature called “Comics For People Who Don’t Like Comics” which would often recommend graphic novels outside of the tights and the capes genre. It was through these recommendations that I learned to love comics again. As I said above, first it was Y: The Last Man (which I recommend to anyone who has had trouble or just never tried reading comics) and then I jumped on a series called 100 Bullets.

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