It seems like lately, every damn super hero property in the known world is being considered for adaptation to either a movie or a television series. Most of these projects revolve around bigger-name characters, but when you have a ton of popularity riding behind a familiar and beloved super hero, you usually have to put in the cash to make it stunning enough to satisfy the masses. Now, DC is looking to diversify a bit by slotting some potential lower-budget flicks revolving around lesser known properties.
Currently, they’re looking at putting together treatments for such titles as Suicide Squad, Booster Gold, Deathstroke and Team 7. And, naturally, David Goyer will be taking the lead on these (does that guy ever fkn sleep?), so we can expect them to merge into the rest of what DC is doing currently as well as what they have planned for the future.
Personally, I say do them all low-budget. There’s so much crap coming out that cost $200 million to make that a focus on storyline as opposed to big explosions and shiny, distracting objects would be a welcome relief. Not to say that giant blockbusters don’t have their place, but we certainly don’t need every super hero flick to cost as much as the GDP of a small country.
What do the Nerd Readers have to say? Any favorite, lesser-known books that you’d like to see end up on the big or small screen?
Thanks to BleedingCool for the heads-up.