Saturday, December 20, 2008

Buck Rogers

Frank Miller, comic writer and now movie director ("Sin City" and "The Spirit"), is ready to tackle his next project based on a comic serial from the 1930's.
"Buck Rogers."

“Miller will write and direct his own big-screen take on the comic serial; while the creator has only begun to sketch ideas, it’s expected to be a darker take, with many of Miller’s signature visual elements and themes, such as corruption and redemption.”

The rights to the project are currently owned by Nu Image/Millennium, but Odd Lot is in the process of acquiring those rights so that they and Miller can go ahead with the project as planned:

“It’s likely to be a priority project for Miller, though he has been mulling a Sin City sequel.”

"For any of you who may not be familiar with Buck Rogers, he began life as a character in two novellas by Phillip Francis Nowlan back in 1928. Then in the early 30’s became a long running newspaper comic strip. Since then the character has seen various (and wildly differing) incarnations - from a TV series done by ABC in the 50’s to another TV series and a feature film done by NBC in the late 70’s and early 80’s. The original story deals with space exploration, one story involving:

'…the space explorer as someone who woke up in the 25th century to find Earth destroyed and was then consigned to roam distant planets.'”

Do you think Miller's take on "Buck Rogers" will play out well for the iconic science fiction tale?
More news to come! Catch ya' later!

Sources: Screen Rant, The Hollywood Reporter and

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