Though the DC comic book Deadman has taken
in quite a few rewards since its birth in 1967, the character was one that
most studios have dodged for more popular series. Fortunately for DC, Batman
Begins was a new awakening showing that their comic book adaptations
can be just as good as or better than Marvel and, with the acquisition war
for graphic novels now occurring, it was only a matter of time before Deadman
got added to some studio's list.
Warner Bros to Adapt Deadman
Only a few minutes ago we discussed Warner Bros'
acquisition of Doom Patrol (here)
and it now looks like the studio has continued to fill their daily fetish
According to Variety,
Warner Bros. Pictures will also create a big-screen adaptation of the DC
Comic Deadman with Guillermo del Toro, Don Murphy and Susan Montford set
The character is a ghost who, when alive, was a circus acrobat named Boston
Brand. He was murdered during a trapeze performance by an unknown assailant
but his spirit was granted the power to possess the living in order to search
for his murderer as well as help the innocent.
Warner Bros is currently looking for a scribe to give the story a more contemporary
Guillermo del Toro's most recent project, Pan's
Labyrinth, is due out this December.
Murphy's Angryfilms is editing the Michael Davis-directed Shoot
'Em Up starring Clive Owen and has Transformers
currently in production.