Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with the latest word on MADMAN from the creator himself, Mr. Mike Allred. I have no doubt SIN CITY is going to rock my world, but I'm really salivating at seeing Rodriguez do a flat out superhero movie. Some of the stuff Allred says has been said by him before (the bit about Madman being cast already, but for some reason I don't think the below scooper is right on his guess... doesn't fit the character, but I could be wrong), but there's also some new stuff. I'm particularly intrigued with Allred pulling a Frank Miller and co-directing with Rodriguez and I love George Huang's stuff, so that's good news as well... Anyway, read on before I talk about every damn thing included below!
Hiya, Harry, Morry, Quint
I noticed you guys haven't put up anything about yer pal Robert Rodriguez in a while, what with him up to his ass in Sin City and all (although I was surprised no one said anything when he had to leave Princess of Mars).
Anyway, it's been even loooonger since you guys put up any info on his big-screen version of Mike Allred's zany 90s comic Madman. Earlier this year, Allred did an interview regarding his upcoming comics when the subject of the movie came up. Long story short:
Rodriguez wants Allred to co-direct (a la Frank Miller)
Rodriguez wanted to direct this first, but the opportunity to do Sin City came up and he couldn't say No (can you blame him?)
George Huang (Swimming with Sharks, the How to Make a Monster remake) is writing the screenplay
Rodriguez and Allred already have an actor in mind for the title role--"star of 2003's biggest money-maker" say Allred (Hey, Harry, remember that Viggo Mortensen rumour some time back?)
But don't take my word for it, read it for yourself here: LIKE, RIGHT HERE!!! (look for the picture of the guy with a cape dodging arrows).
Keep up the great work, guys.