And the onslaught of movies based on books, older movies and video games continue. All of the things that didn’t get me dates in High School seems to have caught on in popular culture, oh to be fifteen again! I always seem to be a bit ahead of the curve.
This newest draft of the newest rehash of a classic video game is currently being written by cult favorite comic book writer and sometimes author Warren Ellis. His “Transmetropolitan” about a futuristic gonzo journalist, based on Hunter S., was smart, hilarious and vulgar. Actually most of what he writes can be pretty vulgar. He’s posted a page from the script (here) that I can’t imagine will be included. For obvious reasons when you’re turning a kids video game into a movie you don’t include a scene in a bar in which they’re talking about a guy who sleeps with sheep.
One of the original drafts, so says imdb.com, was written by Paul W.S. Anderson. The writer/director of other fanboy movies like “Mortal Kombat”, “Alien vs. Predator” and the sometimes enjoyable “Resident Evil” trilogy.
I don’t mind if these adaptations continue, so long as they are no longer written by Paul W.S. Anderson. Hopefully Ellis will be able to pull something together that isn’t vulgar just to be so, but is full of the intelligence and wit he’s brought to some of his comic book titles.
What do you guys think? Is it worth taking all of these wonderful childhood memories and risking those memories for an afternoon at the movie theatre. I asked knowing full well that I would love to direct a “Zelda” movie!