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What Is DARKCHYLDE And What Does WETA Have To Do With It?!

Published at: Aug. 6, 2007, 7:50 a.m. CST by Moriarty

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. Here’s another piece of early concept art, this one a photo manip by WETA for a project called DARKCHYLDE, based on a comic I’ve never read. Because I’m not familiar with the property, I’m not sure what to think. Stuff like this can either be all Hot Topic and forced and phony, or it might well be a groovy monster movie with a strong female lead. Either way, with WETA involved, you know it will at least look great, and I’ll certainly be keeping my ears open for more information as the film worms its way through development:

Darkchylde Film Taking Flight? Just wanted to give a heads up that the first filmic images have been captured of Darkchylde, based on the comic of the same name. I am intimately involved, as is 5 time Oscar Winner Richard Taylor (King Kong, Lord of the Rings) and Weta Workshop, and Dark Horse (Hellboy). Story revolves around a very pretty girl's curse that allows her to transform into different creatures from her nightmares. Ariel Chylde is a physical pandora's box, and these creatures borrow her blood and bones to hitchhike over to our world. Everytime Ariel changes, she sets a different creature free in her small southern town.

We have the A list team, and our expressed goal is to produce an original, beautifully shot, atmospheric horror film, played very straight and very dark, ala a modern Carrie or Ridley Scott's Alien, with a wicked, sexy cool Underworld vibe. Our only wish is to create a film for the horror fans of the world to get excited about, so everyone please wish us luck! Promise to report more when able. ~Randy Queen Darkchylde Ent.

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  • Aug. 6, 2007, 7:51 a.m. CST

    BLURST!

    by onefatman

    this is just getting unfair

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:04 a.m. CST

    It was all going so well

    by kwisatzhaderach

    until you mentioned Underworld. Aim more for Carrie or Alien.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    'with a wicked, sexy cool Underworld vibe'

    by DannyOcean01

    Congrats, you've lost me. 'Wicked, sexy cool'. Who the hell let the kindergarten into marketing???

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:22 a.m. CST

    It will be something like "Underworld"?

    by Stalin vs Predator

    In other words, it will be miserable, unwatchable shit?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Good lord

    by captainhamsack

    That's a sexy image. Wallpapered :P

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST

    So who's the chick ???

    by Faust_8

    Anyone know ?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:39 a.m. CST

    If the movie stays true to the comic

    by Faust_8

    It will be great. The comic was sexy mixed with horror and had a great story going. It laid the ground work of Jim Balents Tarot I'd say.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:40 a.m. CST

    It's gotta be....

    by TiNSeLToWN TeRRoR

    ....R rated!!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    If WETA is involved...

    by NubtheSquirrel

    Then I have no fears that this will at least have the look of the comic. It was a very short lived Image title. I am surprised they are digging so deep for source material. The book was really good though and I am looking forward to seeing what they do with this movie.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Yeah, this would be really cool if...

    by dr sauch

    they make it violent, dark, and fucking scary. If they cop out and make this a PG 13 kiddie movie, where Linkin Park plays every time she morphs (oh the teenage angst!) then it will be yet anoooother awesome horror idea raped by studios with no balls. Also, whoever that chick is needs to get naked at least like, once every other scene.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST

    I've read this comic

    by zer0cool2k2

    I even had an Ariel Chylde action figure at one point. It was pretty decent, although it seemed like just another, "How can I draw young girls i as little clothing as possible" comics at first glance. The story was actually pretty decent and should make for good movie imagery. I believe Randy queen was the creator of DarkChylde.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST

    RE: Stalin VS Predator..

    by jojo-pimp

    you didnt like Underworld? what the hell dude! those were great! Chic looks alot like eliza dushku in that pic....decent comic book

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Jim Balent's TAROT...

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    F*$# yeah! If I had 200 million dollars to make an X-rated movie it would be an adaptation of Tarot.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Make her look like the comics Ariel....

    by Monkey_King

    I nominate Kimberly Holland, Playboy playmate and MySpace hottie.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:17 a.m. CST

    CARMEN ELECTRA

    by Bishop6

    ALL THA WAY FOOLS!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST

    oh dear,

    by Lost Prophet

    although the first underworld wasn't that bad the second was obnoxious drivel. <P>Aim for Alien, dudes, Alien.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    I read a couple of issues...

    by Jakes Nel

    Not a great comic. Typical 90's product, back when Image Comics was big and every second title featured nothing but tits and ass. But I'm sure it could be worth a watch in the right hands.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    So not the Illyana Rasputin one?

    by aicmb

    Colossus' sister? That whole Magick thing?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Darkchylde

    by mrdinky

    I only read a little bit from the comic. It was still new when I stopped reading them, but from what I recall, the big draw was...well...the drawing. <p> I'm skeptical about this as a horror flick. It ought to be shooting for something like PAN'S LABYRINTH (texas is the seat of our neo-fascism - aka the burning Bush). The contemporary political framework is already in place for it.<p> anyway, it was a decent comic book, and it has to be horror-ish. But I'm wary of a comic2film that aims for horror. The results are always shoddy, Uwe Bollocks flicks that only Rob Zombie *might* embrace. Yuck. Sorry for associating Rob with Uwe. That's unforgivable. :-/

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    That chick looks a bit like Hermione to me

    by slone13

    Hermione with some sort of fucked up hand, of course. Duh.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Loved the comic

    by strangef8

    I have every issue, some signed by Randy Queen himself.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:47 a.m. CST

    This Year's SKINWALKERS!!!!!

    by TheBloop

    Oh wait, SKINWALKERS was released this year. Nevermind. Any one have any new news on VOLTRON vs SLUSHO on 1-18-08?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Interesting how they cite Alien as an influence

    by performingmonkey

    Every filmmaker that says they're doing something influenced by Alien usually ends up a million miles away from it. What they really mean to say is that they're making a movie where an alien/creature goes around killing people. That's where the similarities end. I would LOVE it if someone actually DID manage to capture the whole atmosphere that Ridley Scott had going on there.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    nice pic

    by McDee

    Boooooooooobies

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Live Action NEON GENESIS EVANGELION

    by LaserPants

    Thats more or less all I want to know about from WETA -- how much progress have they made, who has signed on to direct, and when can we expect to see it in theatres. Thank you.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Alien Influence

    by mrdinky

    [quote]Every filmmaker that says they're doing something influenced by Alien usually ends up a million miles away from it. What they really mean to say is that they're making a movie where an alien/creature goes around killing people.[/quote]<p> I thought EVENT HORIZON did a pretty nice job of emulating ALIEN, and PITCH BLACK was a quality ALIENS knockoff. But yeah, the ALIEN analogy is seriously overused. Still though...a nice compliment to one of best sci-fi & horror films of all time (imo).<p> a similar comic from the same era that I would really love to see is THE DARKNESS, which I guess has a new video game that I can't be arsed to play. They're probably so similar in premise that people would scream plagiarism, but I felt THE DARKNESS kept my attention beyond the scantily clad girl drawings.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Sunshine had Alien in it

    by messi

    Boyle said that was a major influence and I see it.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    NUDITY - WE LOVE IT!

    by Puddleglum

    Randy Newman should write a song about it and put it on the Darkchylde soundtrack. <p> Look at them boobies, right in my face <p> Nekkid tush over there up in some guy's space. <p> Nudity - We love it! <p> Cure Reggie Jackson's assiassination of Queen Elizabeth. I MUST KILL THE QUEEN!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Ha, "Underworld" vibe

    by DeadPanWalking

    (sound of trombone muted with fedora) Mwow-mwowwwww. Whoever runs PR for this movie should tell Randy Queen to please not say anything further about this movie.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST

    That is the hottest monster I've ever seen!

    by boba_rob

    Wish she lived in my closet!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    oh, and puddleglum

    by DeadPanWalking

    Nice Naked Gun reference.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Is it "Straight and Dark" or like Underworld.

    by modlight

    Carrie and Alien were very realistic, Underworld was very styalized... how do they figure that?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    So will it be like 'Species'?

    by Johnno

    I always thought DarkChylde was hot, but all I know about the comic are it's covers and pin ups...

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    The hottest monster I've ever seen?

    by TheBloop

    Maybe, but if she is right handed I would not want a hand job from her.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Ashley Hartman

    by iamtwmfdammit

    That's her name. Dammit.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Make it rated R

    by Faust_8

    don't ruin it by making it PG-13. Please some read this, please !!!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    STRONG FEMALE LEAD!!!

    by Immortal_Fish

    When will it end? Remember when it was the guys that used to kick ass in action movies? Sly, Ah-nuld, Dolf... hell, even Van Damme. Now all action movies are equal opportunity employers unless they're already completely drenched in estrogen.<P>Misogynist? Far be it from AICN TB to refrain from whipping out the most exaggerated accusation first. But facts be facts... Charlize, Jovovich, Jolie, and most of all, Knightly, could never hold their own against Sly, Ah-nuld, Dolf... hell, even Van Damme.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 2:49 p.m. CST

    "a modern Carrie or Ridley Scott's Alien...

    by PoweredUpPacman

    ...with a wicked, sexy cool Underworld vibe." Oh, you mean a complete convoluted mess? I like the monstrous babelicious nakedness though.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:05 p.m. CST

    "Darkchylde" - lamest name ever.

    by oceanic86

    Obviously "Darkchild" was too literate, so the decided to spice it up by throwing in an alternate spelling. How imaginative. This is one idea that should have stayed in the mid-'90s.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:11 p.m. CST

    HEY MORI THAT STORY TAGLINE READS LIKE SPAM...

    by Deus Vult

    IE: What is OEM software and why do you care?<p>such is the kind of spam I get at work on an hourly basis. so yea the subject line read like someone spammed aicn with this story.<p>in other news if her cooter sprouts teeth and consumers her victims count me in. I actually got that idea from a late 80's anime I used to see on the big screen a new wave club here in houston. what sickos. purple mohawks and snatches eating horny guys.<p>finally yes if she's nude when turning into these monsters I'll pay for a matinee ticket no qwerschun.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Instead of mentioning "Underworld",

    by emp

    it should have been "giving free rimjobs to hobos".

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    OEM software

    by RokurGepta

    as I understand it is specialized versions of software, of say software like windows, specialzied for a very specific dell computer model. So it's an OEM Windows version. That is about all I know/understand about OEM software

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:50 p.m. CST

    it doesn't look like Ashley Hartman

    by RokurGepta

    there is no way that is her

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST

    awful comics

    by johnnysunshine

    i guess that photo is kinda cool, but i seem to remember darkchylde being one of those awful mid-nineties chaos or image comics that were mostly just an excuse for the artists to draw a bunch of splash pages of naked chicks. Even at 14 years old I would've been embarrassed to be reading most of that stuff.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    no IMDB page

    by all

    wtf is this?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Darkchylde comic origin

    by DojoFreak

    Darkchylde started out at Maximum Press before moving on to Image. I have multiple copies of the first 5 issues and the Wizard 1/2 issue so if anything I hope the movie drives the price up.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Am I wrong, or is this a plant that blatantly says...

    by CountryBoy

    "Hi, I'm working on this movie and it's really great"? Is that allowed?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST

    i'm with you laser pants

    by occula

    somebody tell weta to stop fooling around and just get to neon genesis. it feels like i've been waiting for-ev-uh for it to happen!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:58 p.m. CST

    Odd

    by Kree42

    Randy Queen the creator of the comic book ,while a pretty decent guy could never ,ever get this book out on time to save his soul ,so I find it odd that this being given any consideration. I belive he produced only a handful of issues outside of course mulitiple covers for said issues.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 5:05 p.m. CST

    That left boob...

    by Tallguyme

    Looks amazingly life-like!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Leroy Jenkins video

    by RokurGepta

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI4G9kGma-0

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    oops

    by RokurGepta

    wrong tb

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST

    The Girl in the picutre looks more like Kate Mara

    by RokurGepta

    http://imdb.com/name/nm0544718/

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Ugh!

    by allykatD

    I remember reading Darkchylde and finding it one of the more poorly written comic books. Unoriginal and the dialogue was downright squirm inducing. I remember just not buying into the story at all and find it... well... stupid. The author, being male, just didn't have a clue as to how to write a female character. A talented screenwriter might be able to do something with the source material but a lot of original material will need to be introduced.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    NEON GENESIS EVANGELION

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Last I heard, that thing was dead in the water. WETA's Richard Taylor championed the property; he seemed very interested in its mythology. However, they never moved beyond the concept art that hit the web sometime ago.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Johnnysunshine said it too

    by allykatD

    Yep... it was bad. There are so many other hot comic book stories that would make good movies. What happened to the movie rumors about Preacher? The only way this will work is to bring in a male AND female writing team so the female can say "Whoa...women don't think/act like that." Otherwise this will be just another Catwoman failure and an excuse to shove an unknown actress with a big rack into a 2-sizes too small outfit.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Deus, if it's tooth-sprouting cooter action you want...

    by Puddleglum

    better head over to that "Heartbreak Kid" story. The plant who reviews it says the flick has full frontal female nudity with a bush so bad it attacks like a venus flytrap...or something. <p> NUDITY - We Love It!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Sounds like the fake entourage movie....

    by teamneedle

    that PJ might make with vince. Looks like shit too.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Randy Queen created Darkchylde

    by Doc_Strange

    Don't know if that was emphasized here. I wasn't a big fan of the comic either. I thought Queen tried to draw too much like Michael Turner and Turner's work has actually degraded over the years with his work on Fathom and now the Marvel titles. Queen's faces looked like carbon copies of Turner's faces and so on. <p> However, I give props to Queen, whom I met when he was working at Top Cow. He was supposed to be the original penciller for The Darkness comic but Marc Silvestri soon replaced him. He has stuck to his guns and I can't say I've ever seen him sell out to any of those companies. This looks like it could be a cool movie on the big screen and could bring some deserved exposure to Queen. Good luck to him.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 7:38 p.m. CST

    But the girl in the pic looks like or is Kata Mara???

    by RokurGepta

    somebody back me up here

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 7:57 p.m. CST

    WETA Digital sucks

    by calnorso

    Are you kidding? WETA is the worst digital effects studio out there, the only thing they can do is recreate hair. Other than that I hate to burst your WETA loving bubbles but they suck

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Uh did'nt WETA do the LOTR Trilogy?

    by glodene

    or are you just trolling for attention?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Hmm...

    by Cobbio

    This could be a cool film with WETA doing its thing. That said, I hope "Underworld" is a distant (if nonexistent) influence on "Darkchylde." Len Wiseman's debut was clean and polished, yet strangely devoid of anything evoking fear.<p> I'm all for "Darkchylde" going for an "Alien" influence, but that means a slow, atmospheric buildup, chains rattling softly as characters traverse poorly lit chambers, and deviantly atonal music creeping like a heartbeat. Think you can do this, Darkchylde director? Because if your film becomes a slam-bang, chick gorefest, then it's nothing like "Alien" and you're talking out of your ass.<p> Not that you'd be the first person making a film to do so. I wish you luck.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:33 p.m. CST

    ha haahahah calnorso

    by occula

    you is funnie. sounds like you got a portfolio rejection pal. good luck getting a tester job at EA!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Hey whats wrong with blue light?

    by kilik777

    Its so beautiful and relaxing. http://tinyurl.com/pv8do

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Isn't that Ashley Hartman?

    by Imagikafan

    It sure looks like her. Btw, if Richard Taylor is involved...I'm there!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    HEY ROKURGEPTA! LOOKEY HERE FELLA!

    by Deus Vult

    The name Leeroy Jenkins is one I've used since I was 17. I'm absolutely furious that guy stole it from me! <p>hey in other news check this out:<p> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeroy_Jenkins

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:22 p.m. CST

    THANKS PUDDLEGLUM--YOU ARE ONE GOOD DUDE!

    by Deus Vult

    Of course being gender specific these days in a post-christian secular world is a big no-no but I'm just assuming you are a dude based on your usage of bush and venus fly-trap. sure you could be a girl using words like that but then again you'd have black eye-liner and black nails. scarrreeey!<p>seriously I'm on my way over to check out the story. hey are the talkbacks dead tonight or what?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Y

    by Bald Evil

    I veto anything that pretentiously uses the letter 'y' instead of whatever perfectly good vowel was there before. :P Except Wyld Stallyns. They're excellent.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:47 p.m. CST

    PJ on Entourage...

    by Batutta

    That performance capture gag was hilarious.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:48 p.m. CST

    HEY ANCHORITE!

    by Deus Vult

    I haven't seen you in months. I can see you ain't lost your edge neither. Ol' Liz Hurley really took a beating there...

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST

    I like Richard Taylor as an artist but....

    by Doc_Strange

    If I had to sit in a room for more than five minutes hearing him talk, I'd probably shoot myself. For some reason, I just think his voice is obnoxiously wierd and loud. I don't think he realizes it either but it's not his fault, it's his parents.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Yet no Witchblade or Fathom?

    by Drath

    I don't think anything with an Underworld vibe needs to be bragged about.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:15 p.m. CST

    I have an erection

    by Geek Sodomizer

    babes with big-ass claws are hot!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST

    There's a nekkid girl in that picture...and she's nude!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Did I mention she nekkid? :O

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Queen

    by Kree42

    There is a reason he never "sold out" ,he could not keep up deadlines. Nice guy just slow and full of excuses as most of the 90's Image crew and their ilk. Beautiful stuff just undependable.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:14 p.m. CST

    agree with calnorso

    by teamneedle

    Weta def gets more attention then they deserve... OK, King Kong looked good, but every other cg creation in that filmed was terrible. How can Spielberg make dinos look real in 93 and now no one can??? WTF.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:24 p.m. CST

    CGI technology

    by RokurGepta

    is in a constant state of flux, new programs are being used, new techniques, new engines, some stuff works better for somethings than others, who knows....

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Did someone slip the talkbackers some ecstasy?

    by ebonic_plague

    If there ever was a comic book film adaptation deserving of being written off as shit before it's even made, it would be Darkchylde. I don't know Randy Queen, he may be a saint of a man, but Darkchylde was possibly the worst of the 90's "bad girl" fad, though maybe second to "Lady Death." Maybe Queen has grown artistically since the first few issues of this I read when they came out, but all I remember was that the art made Michael Turner's work seem competent, even adept, in comparison. And Turner's a hack. From the impossibly bad anatomy in the gratuitously endless stripper poses to the inbred comic book tripe dialog, it was the kind of bad art/bad writing that makes even the most empathetic apologist fanboys cringe in embarrassment. I have trouble believing Weta would actually slum this low. I can't imagine this will be anything but Uwe Boll-level bad.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 2:18 a.m. CST

    the chick is

    by strangernparadis

    Ashley Hartman

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 3:15 a.m. CST

    Colossus's sister?

    by cerebulon

    Is this the same darkchylde as the one for this movie? Inferno was pretty darn cool. The trilogy was the only three comic books I have ever read.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    You checked out at "wicked, sexy cool"...

    by Dominic-Vobiscum

    I checked out when I saw her name was Ariel Fucking Chylde. So not only is it pretentiously spelled, but it's a fucking pun. <br><br> That's the kind of writing that'll earn someone a punch in the throat.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Dark hair, pale skin.

    by CuervoJones

    Perfection.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 3:35 a.m. CST

    NICE PHOTO ...

    by Mace Tofu

    If you only put out one press photo for your movie... VERY NICE! Kind of has a LIFEFORCE vibe.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Mathilda May comes back!

    by CuervoJones

    She was hot in Lifeforce.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 5:44 a.m. CST

    Who is she?

    by LittleDudes

    Need more naked pics.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    y vs. i

    by Cobbio

    Good point, Bald Evil. Why not just call this story "Dark Child"? Replacing "i" with "y" is a lowbrow tactic to create a false sense of the exotic.<p> I'm aiming my complaint at the writers of the comic book, not the filmmakers. This is like writing "Lord of the Ryngs" or "The Matryx." The added "y" means nothing, says nothing, and evokes nothing. If anything, it ruins a property I might've taken seriously if they'd spelled it right in the first place.<p> I'm suddenly not excited for "Darkchylde" (see what I mean?) anymore.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Those spelling tricks drive me nuts

    by Lost Prophet

    One that really got to me was in His Dark Materials when he needlessly used "daemon". Pointless psuedo-intellectual garbage that adds nothing at all.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 8:30 a.m. CST

    you had me at very pretty girl

    by obi12kenobi

    then you lost me at underworld

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Idiots

    by Master®©

    oceanic86 - Your a moron. johnnysunshine - same as above. alleykatD - Darkchylde was a well written comic by an artist/writer who cared about his character, unlike many other artists who put out rubbish on a regular basis. Queen's art is second to none. You called it "unoriginal", but correct me if I am wrong, but I have never seen anything like this storyline. ebonic_plague - I think you are in the minority here, Darkchylde was one of the biggest comics in the mid 90's. It fully deserves a shot at the big time. And before I close, you are the biggest moron of the lot. Worst dialogue and artwork my arse. Wanker.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 9:13 a.m. CST

    bloodrayne

    by occula

    there's another one! WYLD STALLYNS RULE!

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Re: Occula

    by Cobbio

    Hell, yes... Wyld Stallyns indeed rule!

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Underworld's Vibe...

    by Draculasaurus

    Underworld was a boring, awful, pretentious movie, but it's "vibe" was the only thing good about it. I think it's easy to dismiss it as a whole, but he's only refering to a single aspect of it. </p> As for the blue light. That's how it's done in comic books, guys. It also reminds me of the awesome, primary color palette Dario Argento liked to use. Get over it.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 10:22 a.m. CST

    FYI

    by Shigeru

    Darchylde sucked rancid goat balls

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Spelling Darkchylde

    by mrdinky

    The spelling explanation is actually pretty simple: copyright. I think Darkchild was the name of the baddy in GHOST RIDER, wasn't it? anyway, it's a repeatable name. if we're gonna go all "grammar hammer" on it, I should think the final "e" is more annoying since there's no other phonetic possibility with the "y".<p> do you guys really give a shit about the spelling? or do you must hate the hell outta this comic? I didn't think it was THAT bad. it was completely forgettable except for the pin-up aspect. but I've read far worse Marvel tripe in the x-men and spidey books. far far worse. and with worse art as well.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Master

    by Kree42

    I do hate being one of those guys ,but I own a comic store and have since 1980 ,this comic was one of the worst ,oh the art was ok ,but the story was so much tripe just terrible. We had him in to sign and he was a nice guy ,but the book never came out on time.....ever and always with stupid multiple covers.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Nice

    by far from god

    She looks like Ione Sky... that's not a bad thing

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Darkchylde sucked ass...

    by alienindisguise

    as a comic and as a film...please, just the way the damn name is spelled signals doom...throw this crap in the trash

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Master...

    by ebonic_plague

    You liked Darkchylde. I can safely say your opinion on the tastes of others means jack shit.

  • Aug. 8, 2007, 3:19 a.m. CST

    The comic was inconsistent, why are they making a film?

    by The Founder

    The comic had a cool concept, but the problem always start when these comics from lessor publishers are released. They are inconsistant,and late. It just gets fustrating waiting on the next issue to come out that you just go phuck it and and stop reading. When an issue is finallyt you've forgotten what the story arc was about and then it's rebooted to another story arc, so why bother. The shot looks ok, not really overly impressed, and I recall the lead girl had blonde hair. Who really cares at this point.

  • Aug. 8, 2007, 3:59 a.m. CST

    Clarification

    by Bringmetheboreworms

    Underworld vibe as in referencing a recent and successful film (Carrie and Aliens were in the 70's) with a female lead and creatures that grossed gangbusters in theatrical and dvd on both outings. If we make a bad film, then you'll have a reason to hate on it. But because we are as passionate about these things as you are, we are going to make every effort to create a good film. If the alchemy and stars align and we do, then the horror fans of the world win. All of the films referenced very specifically had an R rating, and did quite well with it. And respectfully, I'm not sure Cameron is responsible for popularizing the blue light for night. Watch Carpenter's original Halloween, or the making of, where he addresses this aesthetic choice. It doesn't interfere with my enjoyment of that film one bit. Wish us luck with this. Peace. ~Randy Q.

  • Aug. 8, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Just don't put any nu-metal tunes in it

    by Neo Zeed

    ...or Evanescence. Just my two cents.

  • Aug. 8, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST

    skidmark...

    by Grendy

    and everyone else... I agree that saying 'it's sexy/cool' is lame/warm as far as I am concerned. It's like every damn DP who saw THE MATRIX said... "let's oversaturate the shit outta everything, then they'll be so entranced with it's PURTY-factor they won't notice how much shite it really is." I think Bill Pope out to sue every last one of those wankers for stealing his look. Same for John Gaeta. Slow-mo doesn't always = AWESOME. Sometimes it's just slow 'cause they got nothin' else. I am NOT talking to you Zack and your 300 posse (all of whom could probably kick my ass)... I am talking you, Bloodrayne A-Holes. You know who you are. I saw 3 minutes of that movie and had to change the channel.

  • Aug. 8, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST

    I don't know if I'll like the movie...

    by Toonol

    ...but I they sold me a ticket just based on that teaser pic.

  • Aug. 8, 2007, 9:34 p.m. CST

    She's having a MONSTER ORGASM! :)

    by MrMysteryGuest

    When her hand grows claws, she cums like a banshee! :O

  • Aug. 8, 2007, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Master was probably...

    by allykatD

    too busy jerking off to the usual pedestrian renderings of chicks with skinny waists and triple-D racks to realize the writing stunk like a fetid pile of festering, bloated, maggot-infested road kill.

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 3:11 a.m. CST

    "I am intimately involved as is 5 time Oscar Winner..."

    by Big Dumb Ape

    LMAO! I love that in the press release Queen puts himself FIRST -- because, you know, it means SO much more to me that HE'S "intimately involved" versus say...oh, I don't know...ACTUAL PROFESSIONAL FILMMAKERS WHO HAVE WON OSCARS. For crying out loud, talk about telegraphing an ego.<p>Besides -- what the fuck IS this? I mean, as a movie? I know what DARKCHYLDE was. It was an utterly forgettable comic from years and years ago that was poorly written, poorly drawn, never came out on time (which was even more laughable since it only lasted a few issues), but because it got mushed in with the whole Image Comics explosion and comics that people speculated on rather than actually READ, it succeeded and put some nice coin in Queen's pockets.<p>But don't try to tell me it was high art in the comic medium or anything like that. It was a badly drawn, big busted chick fighting monsters, and it came out at a time when speculators thought pin-up shots of big busted chicks thrusting out their chests page after page was the shit. Of course, all of that crap is now clogging up garbage fills across the nation, so we know how well THAT notion turned out...<p>But seriously, what IS this? Even if you click on the link supplied, the guy is still pimping reprints of comics from 10 years ago -- but even at the site there doesn't seem to be an actual notice about the movie. No star listings, no nothing. So why do I suspect this is AICN being played? That maybe Queen talked WETA...or payed them out of pocket...to shoot a few stills or film a SFX sequence TO TRY and get a film up and running? I notice he says "It's our HOPE" to do something and not "It's a done deal. Here's the studio. Here's the budget. Here's the stars."<p>Hey, my attitude in life is to wish everyone well. If Queen lucked out and got a movie deal, then fine for him. On the other hand, as others here have noted, I will say it sort of shits a brick simply because there are a billion other comics out there that are FAR more deserving of a shot on the big screen or TV for actually being original or cool. This thing had a storyline that read like a bad BUFFY episode regurgitated. My guess is, if this gets made, I can look for it on Sci Fi alongside MANSQUITO 2...