Grant Morrison might be riding high thanks to his high profile "Batman and Robin" series, but it's his creator-owned work that gets us most excited when it comes to comic books on film. Today, there's word on one such project: "We3."
Don Murphy, one of the producers of the planned adaptation of Morrison's graphic novel, spoke with Sci Fi Wire about the film. According to the producer, "We3" is ready with a script and a director -- all it needs now is a studio.
"We're working with a director named John Stevenson," Murphy said. "Don't be confused, though. Even though he directed 'Kung Fu Panda,' the movie's going to be live action. It's going to be a combination CG, puppetry [and] real animals. We have a great script, a great director, and we're trying to figure out who's going to pay for it in this marketplace, but we're looking."
Described as an amalgamation of "Homeward Bound" and "RoboCop," Morrison's "We3" focused on three domestic animals -- a dog, a cat and a rabbit -- that are turned into high-tech, cybernetic weapons courtesy of the military. The animals eventually flee their masters, but are left to wonder where they can exist peacefully in the outside world.
The animals of "We3" are vastly different from some of the other military-driven animals recently seen on film, namely those of "G-Force." Murphy said he wasn't worried about a comparison between the two.
"'G-Force' is an animated film about animals talking and farting a lot," he said. "This is very realistic."
While the animal trio of "We3" do speak, their voices are hardly as articulate as the "G-Force" characters -- so don't expect too many fart jokes on their end.
"Well, they talk like in the comic book," Murphy said. "There's a little electrode on their larynx, and they don't have full conversations. It's more like [in robotic monotone], 'Where go do we,' that kind of thing."
Which studio is "We3" best suited for? Do you think the beloved Morrison graphic novel will translate well on-screen?