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THE SPIRIT's Frank Miller To Write And Direct New Big-Screen Version Of BUCK ROGERS!!

Published at: Dec. 19, 2008, 1:06 a.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules!!
Frank Miller plans to write and direct a new big-screen version of “Buck Rogers” for the same team of producers behind “The Spirit.” From The Hollywood Reporter:
… while the creator has only begun to sketch ideas, it's expected to be a darker take, with many of Miller's signature visual elements and themes, such as corruption and redemption.
The character, a 20th century Rip Van Winkle who wakes up after a five-century nap, began life in the 1928 Philip Francis Nowlan novella "Armageddon 2419 A.D." Find all of the Reporter’s story on the matter here.

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  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:46 a.m. CST

    I look forward to jondough's review

    by mefrog

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Oh dear...

    by m_reporter

    ... Robert Rodriguez needs to be assassinated for this.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:50 a.m. CST

    hmmm.... without Erin Gray....

    by chromedome

    this could be tricky. Olivia Wilde or Yvonne Strahovski maybe...

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:57 a.m. CST

    OH Dear Lord!!

    by Alkohal

    I guess they hadn't seen The Spirit yet when they put this deal in motion.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Deal inked before execs saw THE SPIRIT?

    by Mullah Omar

    It's not as if he got this gig based on the incredible word of mouth about THE SPIRIT. Either Miller's agent did an outstanding job or the exec who greenlit this didn't do his.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:02 a.m. CST

    I Just Can't Get Enough of This Shit!!

    by Sherlock Holmes II

    Americans are such suck-merchants, you just keep forgiving yourselves for these wretched comic book turds, and then attempt to save face by giving the same people who made them, and/or the characters another go. "But we're not all like that". Suck it!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:04 a.m. CST

    chromedome...

    by MisterE

    ...Erin Gray is 58 years old. I don't know about you, but I don't really need to see that.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:06 a.m. CST

    Can't This Hack Be Stopped??

    by SMARTASS8

    I hope The Spirit is a huge bomb so this will never happen. While I enjoyed Sin City because it was different and liked Year One, the rest of his work is either utter shit or vastly overrated. It's bad enough it looks like he's going to make a mockery of The Spirit, one of my favorite Golden Age characters, but now another great genre icon will be ruined so we'll have to wait another 30 years for a "reboot". What's next, The Shadow?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Oh, and to the Frank Miller haters...

    by MisterE

    Look, I realize that "The Spirit" may very well suck, but no one around here has seen it and opinions are being formed based on a couple of short clips and sketchy reviews. At least wait until the movie hits the theater before going into full bash mode.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:09 a.m. CST

    STOP GIVING FRANK MILLER WORK!!!

    by DOGSOUP

    He's DONE. Best shit he's ever contributed is behind him! He's a one trick pony that needs to be put down.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:10 a.m. CST

    So Frank Millers agent is Ari Gold?

    by Xiphos_2

    Always get you next job before anybody sees your last job. Words to live by.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:14 a.m. CST

    Time for Miller to...

    by Kal Reeve

    taint and sabotage another pop character. Perhaps it's his perogative to destroy beloved characters with his absurd characterization and storytelling.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:19 a.m. CST

    No one remembers Buck Rogers...

    by MisterE

    ...and those that do really only remember Erin Gray's tight pants and the dumb robot, Twiki. Most of the Bust Crabbe generation are dead or senile.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Has Miller ever done any real sci-fi?

    by the milf lover

    besides superheroes and those Robocop scripts, has he ever done anything that would make anyone think he's qualified in any way for a space-faring sci-fi subject like Buck Rogers? Regardless of Miller's talents or lack thereof, I just dont see him as being the right guy for this particular project.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:25 a.m. CST

    I WAS IN BED. AND I FELT A GREAT DISTURBANCE.

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    FRANK MILLER -- DROP DEAD YOU FUCKING PEDOPHILE. <P> Ok. I'm going back to bed.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:39 a.m. CST

    Bet they get a black guy to play "Buck"...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    I hear Will Smith's available. :)

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:39 a.m. CST

    as long as they do that hilarious robot

    by oisin5199

    Frank Miller style. Bigggity Boo, motherfucker!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Samuel L Jackson to voice "Twiki"!!!!

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Make it so... >:)

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Shit rolls uphill in Hollywood

    by BurnHollywood

    How else do you explain a second Steve Martin Pink Panther movie?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:45 a.m. CST

    Avery Brooks to play "Hawk"... again!

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    With Beyoncé or Eva Mendes as the wife he accidentally skewered when his bird ship stuck its claws into Buck's.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST

    MisterE

    by Balcony Fool

    Fuck you. In my dreams, Erin Gray is perpetually 32, and she is hot, my friend. She. Is. Hot.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Frank Miller needs to fuck off.

    by Brody77

    Seriously. I'll give him TDKR and that is IT.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Seriously, I'd love to see a Buck Rogers film...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Frank Miller's just completely the WRONG guy to try to pull it off.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Alriiiiight, I Can't WAIT For This!!

    by thelordofhell

    It's gonna be great to see Frank Miller's dark take on Daffy Duck and Porky Pig!! Boy, I wonder what his Marvin The Martian will look like.....maybe in all black and white except for some cool ass green splotched here and there. And it's really gonna be great to see that bleak, desolate moonscape done Miller-style and.......oh shit......nevermind.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:03 a.m. CST

    Hot damn.

    by Galva

    Frank could easily be classified as a one-trick-pony, but hell. He does what he does in his own inimitable fashion, and that's totally fine with me. I'm looking forward to this, I just wish that he would do more comics instead. (At least, that's my opinion until I see The Spirit).

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:05 a.m. CST

    The galaxy is my lover...my mother..

    by Volstaff

    My oh so innocent looking little sister who dresses provatively just to entice me...And my ship is my throbbing manhood..Here I come momma!Buck's coming home to roost. But I'm not coming to fuck you this time..I'm coming to fuck you up..Coming for you Zardoz.Only this time, justice and payback are my lubricant, not KY.....

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:06 a.m. CST

    No Gil Gerard..

    by macheesmo3

    no deal! also bring back that smokey goddess Erin grey! ( and that deeby deeby deeb, robot guy) :-)

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Looks like I was beaten to the punch

    by macheesmo3

    That's what i get for posting before reading...

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:18 a.m. CST

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    by geodesigns

    FRANK MILLER IS THE WRONG GUY FOR BUCK ROGERS!!!!!! I love Miller's comic book work, and the movie adaptations for 300 and Sin City- but not for Buck Rogers!!!!!!!!! Movie Execs, you reading this????????

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:26 a.m. CST

    In other news, Farnk wants to remake Ghandi

    by Volstaff

    Only with ninjas and robots.Ghandi's back...And HE...IS....PISSED!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Let's talk about this again after The Spirit became a bigger...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...Box Office bomb than Speed Racer.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:33 a.m. CST

    uh....after xmas weekend, this project is deader

    by bacci40

    than sam bottoms and deep throat

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:35 a.m. CST

    beedee, beeedee, beedee

    by bacci40

    beedee....beedee....beedee....i still wanna fuck erin

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:41 a.m. CST

    You fools! FOOLS!

    by DocPazuzu

    What's the deal with Erin Gray? Have you people already forgotten the ultimate space slut of the TV series, Pamela Hensley? Her Princess Ardala helped me (along with Flash Gordon's Ornella Muti) and thousands of other twelve and thirteen-year-olds become men back in the day. <P> Good times, good times...

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Balcony Fool...

    by MisterE

    Hey, I whacked it to Ms. Gray as much as the next guy, but she's getting a bit long in the tooth. Rest assured, one thing Miller will get right is casting a hottie as Wilma Deering.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:47 a.m. CST

    You stupid fucking fucks.

    by xevoid

    He's 1 for 2, IF the Spirit is Bad. He's no Uwe Boll, you fucking bubble-headed sperm-merchants.<br><br>Lets see how the new one fares. I would definitely have someone on hand to apptove his scripts though.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:53 a.m. CST

    DIORA BAIRD for Wilma!!!

    by Kirbymanly

    Google her. You know it to be true. Kirby would not do you wrong.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 3:11 a.m. CST

    DIORA BAIRD...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...as Barbarella, you fools!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn You Michael Bay

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Damn You Erin Gray

    by Laserbrain

    Damn You erin Gray

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Doc, I've been saying that since the story posted...

    by Kirbymanly

    Unfortunately, The Rod has got his head stuck up Rose's (no bad place to be, mind you) ass. The Baird is PERFECT for it.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 3:51 a.m. CST

    The Galactic Vampire episode was the best....

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    That shit was scary when I was a kid.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Miller the Filmmaker Needs to Stop

    by Playhouse

    I like Frank Miller. I like his work in comics. His film work, though, leaves much to be desired. I can just see this being yet another green screen snore fest. I'm not a huge fan of the Sin City movie, though I can respect how the style to bring it to the screen was different and fitting. But now we've got Sin City 2, er, The Spirit with the same style, more ugly inkblot shadowing, torpid dialogue and hammy acting. (And yes, I know an actual Sin City 2 is in the offing as well.) I can just see them applying this same overworn-its-welcome style to Buck Rogers, especially if it's going to be a darker take. Already bored with it.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Kirby

    by DocPazuzu

    In case there were any doubters... <p> Not work safe: <p> http://tinyurl.com/4rgg9n

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Frank Miller Can Plan...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...To do whatever he wants, but no one is ever going to give him money to make a movie ever again.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 4:22 a.m. CST

    So, in this version OUTER SPACE is actually one big CITY

    by LHombreSiniestro

    and someone has stylized SPACE CHUCK TAYLORS.....

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 4:25 a.m. CST

    My eyes just permanently rolled back in their sockets

    by Monkey_King

    Doesn'y Hollywood have a clue. The only reason Miller is directing is that Robert Rodriguez made him look good with a co-director credit for SIN CITY and Zack Snyder's 300 was a panel-to-panel hit at the B.O. It doesn't prove Miller is an auteur.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 4:30 a.m. CST

    Hes 0 for 2 actually.

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    He directed Sin City as much as Tarantino did. He also wrote Robocop 3.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Use the Force, Buck. I've run out of lube.

    by V'Shael

    Anyone want to lay money that this project will be cancelled/re-assigned pretty fucking quickly?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 4:43 a.m. CST

    Get ready for a turnaround Frank

    by hallmitchell

    Because once the Spirit flops. You are going back to comics.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 4:51 a.m. CST

    BRING BACK GIL GERARD!!!

    by BigGuy219

    ZOMG I love him. Seriously ... where has he been? Give me a call, Gil.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 5:33 a.m. CST

    geodesigns:

    by Playkins

    "Movie Execs, you reading this????????"<P> No, probably not.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 5:34 a.m. CST

    We need some Twiki in this.

    by Anna Valerious

    Beedy-beedy-beedy. Hopefully they can get Noel Blanc for the job. :)

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:30 a.m. CST

    This Would Be Great Hilarity

    by PTSDPete

    Bring it on !

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:32 a.m. CST

    Space Bitches and Hos, Part 2 : Screw Islam !!!!!

    by PTSDPete

    alternate title

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:37 a.m. CST

    What, are you dense?

    by catlettuce4

    Are you retarded or something? I'm the goddamned Buck Rogers.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:06 a.m. CST

    early casting leaks!

    by Spandau Belly

    Lucy Pinder, Michelle Marsh, Sophie Howard, Keeley Hazell, and Jamie King by contractual obligation.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Bidi Bidi Bidi, I'm The Goddamn Twiki, Bidi, Bidi, Bidi

    by LaserPants

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:27 a.m. CST

    Who Will Star As Gil "Cocaine" Gerard's Chest Hair?

    by LaserPants

    I nominate a rug of some sort; preferably a thick, musty one.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    I'm The Goddamn Hawkman!

    by LaserPants

    You can tell he's a birdman cause he has feathers on his head.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Space Disco!

    by LaserPants

    In space, no one can hear you boogie.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST

    No, But Seriously, Let's See How Long The Deal Lasts

    by LaserPants

    THE SPIRIT will probably do moderately well on opening week; running off the popularity of the awesome SIN CITY and the mind-numbingly awful (though highly successful) 300 Butch Gay Spartans. It will drop through the floor after that, though. So, we'll see if this actually happens, or if Frank will have to go back to pretending its still 1986 and he still knows how to write comics. (Curiously, I actually think his artwork has gotten better while his writing has become unfathomably worse.)

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:33 a.m. CST

    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

    by Rickey Henderson

    Can they at least take a look at the Box Office returns before handing over Rickey's beloved sci-fi franchise to this hack? Jesus tittyfucking christ this is depressing news.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Good illustrator, laughable filmmaker

    by spkinbote

    And not really a terrific writer, at least for the past decade or so. So help me if he turns Buck Rogers into some twisted erotic noir... I know we can't pass judgment on the guy just yet, but I don't think Miller is capable of telling a straight-up adventure story, which is what fans are going to expect. No one WANTS to watch B. R. filtered through Miller's f-ed up sensibilities, but it's a safe bet that that's what we're going to get.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Studios Will Reconsider...

    by Aquatarkusman

    ... when the Spirit makes 12 bucks over xmas weekend

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Look on the bright side...

    by Mal Carne

    Doesn't Lorraine Williams still own the rights to Buck? If Miller manages to suckify this movie too, maybe she'll lose a bucket of money. She deserves to get swatted some more.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Miller is NOT doing this

    by Laserhead

    because Miller's never getting work in Hollywood again after The Spirit utterly tanks.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Pamela Hensley in a skimpy diamante bikini...

    by BiggusDickus

    ...is about all I can remember of Buck Rogers, but boy, what a memory!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Buck Rogers is supposed to be light and fluffy, not "dark"

    by Snake Foreskin

    or "edgy". Frank Miller has no business bringing his "trademark" anything to Buck Rogers. These pimple-faced Hollywood execs really need to be replaced with people who have a sense of history and know a thing or two about the source material. Pretty soon you'll be seeing a Bible movie done entirely in anime with tentacle rape scenes, just because the new exec happens to be a huge hentai fan.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Bidi-bidi-bidi-bidi

    by pokadoo

    Is Twiki going to be in this?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST

    Spirit is NOT going to open well

    by Laserhead

    Not at all; it's the least high-profile of the Christmas day openings, and just because somebody liked 300 doesn't mean they're going to show up for this shit-fest; I mean none of the trailers have screamed, "I've got to see this!"<p>9 million, opening weekend. Tops.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:12 a.m. CST

    I am going to wipe my ass with Frank Miller's fedora...

    by Leafar the Lost

    I have noticed over the years that men who wear hats all the time have an overrated view of themselves. Miller probably thinks he is a really good movie director. He probably thinks that THE SPIRIT is one of the best movies ever made. If he has all ready signed the deal for BUCK ROGERS, then the studio needs to just pay him off and hire another writer/director. They need to hire someone who knows what the fuck they are doing.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:13 a.m. CST

    Bring on the Vorvon!!

    by Internet Thug

    Wilma Deering my Valkyrie my warrior woman get thee into a crop top!!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:15 a.m. CST

    CALL ME CRAZY

    by bigdrawz

    They should let George Lucas make Buck Rogers have the producers just sit back and make their 30%

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST

    Keep Frank Miller the hell away from Buck Rogers!

    by SpyGuy

    First he fucks up ROBOCOP, then he fucks up his own legacy with THE DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN and ALL-STAR BATMAN AND ROBIN THE LONG-WINDED TITLE, then he fucks Will Eisner's corpse with a shitty film adaptation of THE SPIRIT, and now you morons want to give him Buck Rogers?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Frank Miller shouldn't be allowed to direct anything ever again.

    by beatleMatt

    As a writer he's brilliant, as a director, he's a tard.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:35 a.m. CST

    wow - just how sick & bloody is he gonna make this?

    by VAwitch

    While I'll readily acknowledge the original was campy...and not overly familiar w/ the source material... too much T&A, or blood & gore seems *wrong* - and I can't see Frank Miller directing any other kind of film.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Sounds cool!

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    I'd watch this.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST

    Buck Rogers? Fine. Whatever. Just as long as it's not...

    by Droid

    Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST

    A Corny Dated Follow-Up to a Corny Dated Flop

    by cowboyone

    After seeing the five Spirit scenes, I'm skeptical about Miller's mental health, but I'm still pulling for him in the long run. Having said that, Buck Rogers is not a good choice on his (or the stuido's) part.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 8:59 a.m. CST

    PLEASE

    by sanzaru

    "Darker" does NOT mean "better"!! What works design-wise for Tim Burton and Batman films should NOT be applied to every freaking comic book movie! Fanboys really need to wise up, figure out that design supports and follows the STORY- NOT the other way around -and stop demanding every film be given a "darker" treatment!! I'm off to have an aneurysm now...

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Must. Have. Twiki.

    by DoctorWho?

    Bidi bidi bidi.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Just let him do the story and produce

    by Charlie_Allnut

    No more directing for Miller please.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST

    "Hey, I whacked it to Ms. Gray as much as the next guy"

    by jim

    You whacked it to the next guy? Was he always the same guy or just whatever guy happened to be next to you?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST

    This is awful news

    by GunterMonkey

    Count me out of seeing this mess (if it actually happens). Buck Rogers is up there with Star Wars as my childhood fantasy space adventure. This is not some violent comic book but a franchise with a definite cult following. Miller's career is in serious jeopardy with this one.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST

    Aesthetic mismatch

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    This will be problematic unless Miller changes his stripes, (which he couldn't do for Batman and Robin).

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST

    How much NAZI iconography can he squeeze in?

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST

    And the space priest

    by drturing

    With his corrupt gaze, licking the teenage moon girls with his eyes. It's all it takes. Just a little TIME TRAVEL. I'm goddamn Buck Rogers and it's the goddamn 25th century. Her space suit smells of cinnamon and tits. My feet crunch on the soil of Mars. One last shot in my ray blaster. One. Last shot. All I need. These men don't deserve teenage girls. I'll rescue them, and then they'll offer me their purity, and turn it down. Cause I'm goddamn Buck Rogers.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:03 a.m. CST

    I've seen The Spirit

    by BruceVain

    And it all but dares you to keep watching. Like Sin City reshot on a planet where the basic element is not hydrogen, but suck. And this is coming from somebody who's interested enough in Miller's work to have written a grad thesis on him. MisterE: stop telling people what they can and can't say.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    drturing

    by LaserPants

    I'm crying laughing right now. SPOT ON Miller writing.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Big Jim...

    by MisterE

    ...yes, I used your mouth as a cum dumpster.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Doesn't Matter

    by Crow3711

    I don't think it will happen once those producers lose all their money on The Spirit. Or at least we can hope. Just remember, the fewer of you that go see The Spirit around Christmas, the less chance this movie has of being made. Just don't go see it. You know in your heart its awful, just trust that you don't need to see for yourself. STAY HOME WITH YOUR FAMILIES...SAVE BUCK RODGERS. Or just see Valkyrie.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Crow3711

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Good point. Spread the word-- BOYCOTT THIS SHIT....STOP FRANK MILLER NOW!!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    BruceVain...

    by MisterE

    I wasn't telling people what they can or cannot say. I was merely suggesting that they wait until the movie is released so they they will have the opportunity to see it, if they choose, and form their own opinion. You, however, were telling people (specifically, me) what they can or cannot say.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    clarification: "they they" = "that they"

    by MisterE

    Santa needs to bring an edit function to this board.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:05 a.m. CST

    MisterE

    by BruceVain

    Quote: "... no one around here has seen it and opinions are being formed based on a couple of short clips and sketchy reviews. At least wait until the movie hits the theater before going into full bash mode." I was just pointing out that some of us HAVE seen it, and thus shouldn't be told to wait to comment, or that our reviews are "sketchy." Most of what I've read so far has been spot-on.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:07 a.m. CST

    NO FUCKING EDIT FUNCTION!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    Keep the TB's pure. Live with the fucking typos so cunts have to live with what they post.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    I'LL TELL PEOPLE TOO -- DON'T SEE THE SPIRIT!! BOYCOTT!!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

    FUCK FRANK MILLER....end his film career now!! Download it illegally if you must see just how shitty it is.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:32 a.m. CST

    "Quit your bellyaching, Buck Rogers!"

    by Darkman

    "It's just a diver's watch!"

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Frank Miller = Kanye West

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Both have aspirations for something bigger and yet fail in their noble attempt..

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:14 p.m. CST

    It could be good

    by NoahTall

    In fact it could be great if he actually bases it on the original novel Armageddon 2419ad. But he won't.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:15 p.m. CST

    "Y'know, there's nothing supernatural or mystical about Buck..."

    by StarWarsRedux

    "...He's just an ordinary human being who keeps his wits about him. And suffers from colorblindness, apparenly."

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Frank Miller...

    by Kid Z

    ... will eat your entrails on his TUMMY!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    One more thing... No...

    by Kid Z

    ... no he won't... not after The Spirit tanks spectacularly. Miller's gonna wind up as the next John Byrne... former fanboy darling who ends up a pathetic has-been that everyone hates. Too bad, really.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST

    What that Gil Gerard Buck Rogers clip shows...

    by Greggers

    ...is that the show wasn't just hopelessy outdated for the 25th century -- it was hopelessly outdated for 1980.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Should follow the South Park Wii episode

    by skimn

    plot. Needs warring gerbils...

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Because BUCK ROGERS is famous for it's sci-fi corruption...

    by christian66

    I love Mr. Miller's work, but come on.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Frank Miller is the new Uwe Boll!!!

    by alienindisguise

    Hopefully this deal will be withdrawn once the spirit comes out and makes $20 at the box office. Miller sucks BALLS!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST

    BruceVain

    by DirkAngerReloaded23

    "I've seen the Spirit and it all but dares you to keep watching". Funniest line I've read all day. As far as Buck Rogers goes.....leave it the fuck alone. I'm talking to you Miller. Now comic book wise I dig you man, even that batshit crazy take of Batman your writing in All Star Batman right now, but, Buck friggin Rogers is my childhood man. Seeing a "dark" version of it with Sin City-type cinematography??? Please-God-NO. Think Iron Man, not Dark Knight for this one, and at some point, if you manage to not get a single thing right about it, at least bring back the space vampire; that fucking thing scared the living shit outta me as a kid. Good times.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    When SPIRIT tanks...

    by halsolo

    This ain't gonna happen. Funny thing is - for someone who railed against the corrupt creatively bankrupt studio system, he can't seem to create anything original. Read FEAR AGENT instead, and see essentially a good version of a mature, dark redemptive BUCK ROGERS, AND support a new creative force in comics instead of Miller.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Not when THE SPIRIT debuts at No. 12 he won't!!!

    by Nosferatu Jones

    Families will go to BEDTIME STORIES, women will go see BENJAMIN BUTTON, almost everyone else will see FOUR CHRISTMASES and TDTESS. Only the few nerds who stood in line for THE CLONE WARS will bother with this piece of dreck.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:23 p.m. CST

    "BIDIBIDIBIDIFUCK OFF FRANK"

    by smackfu

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST

    The Dark Side of Buck Rogers...

    by christian66

    ...no no no.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST

    bidy bidy bidy

    by JamesT

    This can't be happening Buck!!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Buck, Buck, Bo, Buck. Banana nana fo....

    by banditmania

    I won't say it.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST

    FRANK MILLER WILL BE THE NEXT JOHN LANDIS!

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 4:53 p.m. CST

    Wave of nostalgia hitting in 3,2,1...bidi, bidi, bidi!

    by Zardoz

    Wow. Buck Rogers. I loved this show as a kid. I saw the movie in the theaters on my first date with a real live girl. I spent the next day kissing her hand ala Buck and the Princess. "The pleasure was all mine." The TV show got pretty retarded at the end, but man, I did love it for a while. And Wilma! Shit, that skin-tight, white flight-outfit of hers is one of the iconic, hot costumes of sci-fi, right up there with Leia's gold bikini, IMHO. And I forgot that Mel Blanc did Twiki's voice. As to Miller working on this: oh, shit! Perhaps his "vision" just doesn't translate to film. I don't know what it is, but I'm definitely not looking forward to seeing The Spirit.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Needs Space Nazis

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    *Gif uzz zee unobtainium or ve vill sodomize the 4 legged alien child*

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 5:57 p.m. CST

    3 Pre-Buck Rogers Projects For Frank Miller...

    by Ambush_Bug

    1. Re-writing The Hobbit without all that silly forest stuff. 2. Ruining David Bowie's acting career once and for all. 3. Exhuming Will Eisner's corpse for a private tea party with Neil Gaiman.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Seriously, why the FUCK not Martha Washington?

    by Ambush_Bug

    IS he afraid of ruining his own work?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Like the 'die-hard' Spirit fans...

    by Lone Fox

    ie; no-one on this site, now the die-hard Buck Rogers fans begin. Newsflash- the camp TV show was a lame adaptation of the source material, cranked out to cash in on Star Wars. Fuckwads. Nothing fanboys hate more than a succesful fanboy.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Why wasn't Bruce Campbell cast as The Spirit!?

    by Chishu_Ryu

    Somebody(Mr. Miller) missed the boat on that one!

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Chishu_Ryu

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    have you seen Bruce Campbell lately?<p> He's got a big ol' belly and man boobs.<br> He went shirtless on an early ep of Burn Notice.<br> Hopefully he won't do that again...

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Cameltoe!

    by ElvisPresLeeHorsleyHarveyOswaldOprahWinFreeJackHorkheimer

    Cameltoe Cameltoe Cameltoe Cameltoe Cameltoe Cameltoe Cameltoe Cameltoe Cameltoe Cameltoe <Translating Twiki pg.439>

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 7:54 p.m. CST

    a darker take?

    by yubnubrocks

    Oh please. That's sooooooo 2001. Enough. Really. Enough. Can we get back to actually having fun at the movies again?

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Not trying to be a snob...

    by BizarroJerry

    ...but do people realize this isn't really a remake of a 1980 TV series, and that Buck Rogers first appeared in the 1930s or 40s, in the original Flash Gordon era??

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Yeah The Adventures of Ash

    by Series7

    Has gotten kind of bloated as of recent.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:35 p.m. CST

    OK SOOOO MAYBE ITS not

    by Series7

    Tom Everett Scott. At least its not on his IMDbizzle list. Though one episode was directed by Bad Assss him self Mario Van Peebles.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Fuck

    by Series7

    Wrong fucking TB. Damn thats twice today.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:16 p.m. CST

    probably won't happen...

    by Rupee88

    this is probably just put out there as a preemptive strike of people saying that Frank Miller won't direct again after The Spirit bombs.

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST

    wow this talk back is mean

    by Citizin_insane

  • Dec. 19, 2008, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Well that's pretty neat

    by Jaka

    I'm glad that Frank got to make his 'The Spirit' film a reality, but I'm far more excited to see him tackle this character, to be honest about it. Also, all y'all geeks are assuming an awful lot about our own opinions. A large portion of the film going world does not give one turds worth of consideration to the AICN TalkBalks when deciding whether or not to see a film. I've had several friends and family members ask me what's up with 'The Spirit' because they think it looks, "cool".

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Hopefully he'll die of a coke overdose before production starts.

    by Bob Cryptonight

    Hopefully he'll die of a coke overdose before production starts. Sometimes ya really NEED fate to intervene.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Pretty sure this won't happen after Spirit fails

    by JoeSixPack

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Fuck Miller....just...fuck him....

    by m_prevette

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Megan Fox for Wilma!

    by Spyhunter

    Please. :(

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST

    fuck him? fuck you.

    by cloudrider`

    better still, fuck spielberg and will smith for wanting to remake oldboy! "we're going to the original novel" my ass! <p> for geeks who constantly proclaim to be champions of artists with visions, and not hacks, you guys are really showing it. yes, keep putting ratner and his ilks in business. i heard conan is coming. no doubt paul anderson is busy sabotaging another geek property, as usual. <p> an artist like miller try his hands at directing, and you guys never give him a fucking chance. fuck miller? oh, but you love nolan's TDK. you only watched it 12 times in theater and is already waiting in line for the dvd! yeah fuck the guy who made it happen.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    fellini was a cartoonist

    by cloudrider`

    before he turned into one of the world's the greatest filmmakers. ditto terry gilliam. kurosawa was a painter. hitchcock was a set designer. tarantino worked as video store clerk. you think they gave a shit when someone told them to stick to their dayjobs and leave film directing to someone else? <p> miller is an artist. and that's the O-N-L-Y reason you need to go into directing. training is nothing. just look at the entire paul anderson's shitty filmography. how much training does he need before he can make a watchable film? miller already directed half of sincity. and it IS a great film, no matter how your shitty taste might let you believe otherwise.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    NO!!! Please let this be a joke.

    by Bot-Bot

    Miller only loves killing and death. And more killing. And blood and death. Oh, yeah, and tits. Great guy to adapt fun retro sci-fi - "oooo, let's take Buck Rogers make it dark like all his other crap." I think I'll go and make my own Buck Rogers film. I'll use a Fisher Price camera and film Lego toys. Guaranteed it will be more inspired, witty and fatihful to the original material than anything that Miller could make.

  • Dec. 20, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Ambush_Bug’s Got a Good Point

    by Evil Chicken

    Why not Martha Washington? She would translate nicely to the big screen. …Just please don’t go all “Tank Girl” on us. For what it’s worth, I still have faith in Mr. Miller and I’ll be at the 12:01 showing for the next Buck Rodgers.