David S. Goyer Adapting 100 Bullets For Showtime
Author: Jesse Carp
published: 2011-06-20 20:27:32
I'm not sure whether this qualifies as good news or bad news (or just news). For some reason, DC (well, Vertigo) and Warner Bros (well, Showtime) are once again turning to David S. Goyer to adapt one of their properties. This time, the medium is television and the comic book is Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso's 100 Bullets.
Goyer is attached to write and executive produce a drama series project for Showtime based on the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic book that published 100 issues between 1999 and 2009, all written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Eduardo Risso, whose credits include the Batman and Superman comics.
Here's the 100 Bullets synopsis from DC's website:
The mysterious Agent Graves approaches ordinary citizens and gives them an opportunity to exact revenge on a person that has wronged them. Offering his clients an attaché case containing proof of the deed and a gun, he guarantees his "clients" full immunity for all of their actions, including murder.
There is a little more to it than this as the series progresses. Everything is connected and it allows for a nice mix of episodic and serialized storytelling. Anyway, 100 Bullets is such a great series, well written by Azzarello and impeccably penciled by Risso, I don't know why they would turn it over to Goyer, whose last television project Flash Forward, didn't last very long.
Sure the man had his hands in two of the best comic book movie adaptations (Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) but we all know why they stand a head above the rest of his work... Christopher Nolan. But, Nolan did go with Goyer's Superman script. Hm. I guess if one of the best filmmakers in the world trusts him maybe we should too? And besides, I don't want to rag on the guy too much (he gets that enough), so let's hope he knocks this one out of the park.
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