Survivors' Club The Invisibles

A pair of Vertigo Comics properties are in development for the small screen. The CW is working to bring Lauren Beukes, Dale Halverson, and Ryan Kelly‘s Survivors’ Club to life, while Universal Cable Productions is looking to make a The Invisibles TV show based on the classic series by author Grant Morrison. Read More »

Green Lantern comic

DC’s Green Lantern mythos has always been a wellspring for incredible ideas, from alien rings that turn thought to reality, to Geoff Johns’ modern entangling of the visual spectrum with corresponding emotions. The well was arguably poisoned with the 2011 film adaptation, a cookie-cutter Hal Jordan story with an unearned character arc that left audiences feeling sour. And while there have been plenty of good Green Lantern comics since, the film side of things has struggled to get its Space Corps off the ground again.

One wonders, then, if that could change with this upcoming comic relaunch from artist Liam Sharp (Judge Dredd) and writer Grant Morrison (Batman, All-Star Superman). Read More »

Happy Trailer

Comic book writer Grant Morrison has written Justice League, Wonder Woman, Batman, Judge Dredd and much, much more. So it may be surprising that the first Grant Morrison comic to get adapted for television or film is Happy!, which premieres on Syfy this week.

Happy! stars Chris Meloni as Nick Sax, a  grizzled detective who is already a strung out has-been when he almost dies. After the near-death experience, he can see Happy, an animated horse with the voice of Patton Oswalt. Happy is the imaginary friend of a kidnapped girl, so Sax teams up with him to find her.

Following our interview with showrunner Brian Taylor, Morrison spoke with /Film by phone about adapting his short four-issue comic and his many other projects in the TV and comic world. Happy! airs Wednesdays on Syfy.

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Happy Trailer

There have been a lot of shows and movies about corrupt, broken down cops trying to make amends for their dirty deeds, but have any of those movies and shows paired the cop with an imaginary friend? No, they absolutely have not. But Happy! does exactly that. The new Syfy series adapts a graphic novel from Grant Morrison, and the first twisted trailer has just dropped to give you a sense of the lunacy on display. Watch the Happy series trailer below.

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Captain America FDNY helmet

Who did Jared Leto turn to for advice on the Joker? Is a new Justice League show coming? Which Scarlet Witch storyline does Elizabeth Olsen want to make? What would a Punisher Netflix series look like? How would S.H.I.E.L.D. star Brett Dalton fix Hydra’s image problem? Who would win in a fight, Drax or Black Adam? What do the Marvel Cinematic Universe and War and Peace have in common? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Grant Morrison / David Gordon Green

As Us Weekly‘s familiar refrain goes, celebrities are just like us! They, too, like to check out the summer’s big studio releases and then talk about their opinions afterward. The difference is that when the famous people in question are comic book writer Grant Morrison and filmmaker David Gordon Green, they’re weighing in as pop culture creators, not just consumers.

Morrison, whose works include the DC Comics series All-Star Superman, recently offered his ambivalent thoughts on Supes’ latest big-screen outing Man of Steel. Meanwhile, Green professed to liking Pacific Rim, though he had one major complaint. Hit the jump to see their comments.

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The big-time directorial debut of Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA, The Man With the Iron Fists, isn’t out yet, but RZA is setting up a new feature. And while his kung-fu film seems like a weird piece if work, it might not even hold a candle to this one. RZA’s second film could end up being Happy!, based on the new comic series by Grant Morrison and artist Darick Robertson.

The comic features “a young girl’s imaginary, magical, feathery blue horse and the disgraced hitman who’s working with it on trying to save the girl from a pedophiliac Santa Claus,” with Jersey criminal characters named after My Chemical Romance band members and a tone that Morrison calls “kind of malignantly sweary.”

So that sounds like it might be awesome, and will certainly be a spectacle. Read More »

Yahoo is really getting into the game of making original animated series; we just saw the trailer for Tom Hanks’ sci-fi series Electric City, for example, and now there is another project in the offing. This time it’s a trailer for Dinosaurs vs. Aliens, a motion comic series created by famed comic book writer Grant Morrison and Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld. The title pretty much gives you the entire concept in a nutshell, and will probably make you wonder how this made it through the aftermath of Cowboys & Aliens.

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For the past year, Men in Black 3 director Barry Sonnenfeld and comic book writer Grant Morrison have been working on a graphic novel called Dominion: Dinosaurs vs. Aliens that will eventually be turned into a movie. The idea was to tell the “true story” of how dinosaurs became extinct as a massive “photorealistic CG movie in 3D.”

With Sonnenfeld doing press for MIB3, he’s answered a few questions about the monster mash-up including the latest on its development as well as the question on everyone’s mind: how the heck do aliens and dinosaurs communicate? Read more after the jump. Read More »

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