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The Producer Of WATCHMEN To Bring Us ECHO??

Merrick here...
Lloyd Levin, producer of WATCHMEN, the HELLBOY films, and Lara Croft movies, may soon be tackling Terry Moore's ECHO comics (amassed HERE and HERE). He's nabbed the film rights for six figures.
"Echo" tells the story of a photographer who is preoccupied with her personal problems until she gets doused by liquid metal from a military experiment gone awry. She discovers she can now harness the power of a nuclear bomb, and soon the military wants its walking weapon.
...says THIS ARTICLE in Variety. Cue Whedongirl casting notions...

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  • July 21, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    So are these picture books any good?

    by FlickaPoo

  • July 21, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    A Dollhouse movie

    by Series7

    Already? When was it cancelled? Where were the Yoga Pants (Dollhouse version of Browncoats)?

  • July 21, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST

    ...those military experiments though...they're trouble...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...with a capital T.

  • July 21, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST

    being dosed in liquid metal makes you nuclear?

    by Datascream

    how does that work now?

  • July 21, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Another comic book movie nobody has ever heard of

    by Trannyformers_Apologist


  • July 21, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    why it will be easy for me to get rich making movies

    by StonedWriter88

    in a few years y'all will be talking about my shit. sometimes when i write, i think...will the audience really buy this? then i realized...the majority of my generation thinks time travel could one day be possible, because they saw it in movies. it didnt take me long to figure out time travel is the most ridiculous thing. yet everyone thinks its plausible. why? movies. check and mate. i hardly have to try. big money here i come!

  • July 21, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Where is my "Danger Girl" comic book movie?

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

  • July 21, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    So ... she's Dr. Manhattan with tits?

    by GiveMeAnFinBreak

  • July 21, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    No, she's Captain Atom with tits...

    by AnakinsDiapers Dr. Manhattan was based on Captian Atom in the first place. Didn't think anyone would be so crass as to do the "metal shell covered atomic reactor" bit again.

  • July 21, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    did he get the OK from FOX?

    by logicalnoise01

    or is his dick finally out of the wringer?

  • July 21, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody should be all over this

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 21, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    i was hoping Echo: The Dolphin

    by The Only Woj

  • July 21, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    We get this shit...

    by fatjesuschrysler

    ...and we can't get a Wonder Woman movie? WTF?

  • July 21, 2009, 3:53 p.m. CST

    for the theme song they should have

    by Jesiah

    "Echo" by Trapt. It's kind of haunting imo and may sync well with a trailer. Also, just like they replaced a radioactive spider with a genetically enhanced spider biting Peter Parker, I agree thaat they should change the whole getting doused with liquid metal giving her powers origin. Unless that liquid metal resembles Robert Patrick circa 1991. ;)-

  • July 21, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Scriptgirl told us about this last week.

    by brock landers baby

    Like fuck she did.

  • July 21, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Kurt Russell already did it.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 21, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    oh and AINTITCOOL is lookin really cheap

    by Jesiah

    I mean showing a picture of the comic THAT ISN'T DIRECT EDITION? I mean come on!1 ;)-

  • July 21, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Looks gay...

    by ShogunMaster

    Powerful gay...

  • July 21, 2009, 3:59 p.m. CST


    by HaterofCrap

    i dont get how bad guys could threaten her if she could just nuke their asses

  • July 21, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST


    by F-18

    If studios insist on making movies based on every comic ever made, they should do all the comics that are well-known before they get to the obscure stuff they 99% of the public have never heard of.

  • July 21, 2009, 4:05 p.m. CST

    that....not they

    by F-18

  • July 21, 2009, 4:15 p.m. CST

    No, Shes the Engineer with tits..

    by StarchildAD

    Oh, wait.

  • July 21, 2009, 4:16 p.m. CST

    The sound of an empty movie theatre.

    by DerLanghaarige


  • July 21, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    no offense but

    by frank cotton

    fuck WONDER WOMAN. it's boring, boring, boring

  • July 21, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Isn't it just Void from WildC.A.T.s?

    by ebonic_plague

    There better be tits.

  • July 21, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • July 21, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Let me guess

    by Series7

    Meghan Fox is already in talks for the role?

  • July 21, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    If she gets naked, I'll be OK with this

    by My_IQ_is_135

  • July 21, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Haven't all the actual comics been done?

    by Beniffer

    Seriously .. FF12, Xmen123, Iron Man12, Hulk12, Wolvie, Hellboy12, Batman/Superman franchises, Spawn, as bad/good as it was. what do we still need? Sorry, WWo ain't worthy-but could be hawt ... I guess you have to make Avengers now that Thor is coming ... There are the obscure .. SCUD (whatever prob never be done), Cerebus ... HardBoiled ... CHIME IN YOU GEEKS!

  • July 21, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    I was thinking the Dolphin also.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    Sound like Femme Wolverine, as always it hinges on the talent involved.

  • July 21, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Will there be dolphins?

    by vadakinX

    For some reason when I read the headline I thought "They're making an Ecco The Dolphin movie?"

  • July 21, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Time Travel StonedWriter88...

    by 5 by 5

    ... is actually theoretically possible - if you say have the energy a black hole has at its disposal.

  • July 21, 2009, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Anyone Read This Story?

    by 5 by 5

    ... to see if it's a good idea to make into a movie?

  • July 21, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    so this ISNT Echo the Video Game Dolphin

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    And here I am hoping for Flipper 2014------- <p> Dammit

  • July 21, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    fucking clownshoes

    by simondark76

    thats what it is...clownshoes.

  • July 21, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    i think i saw this at the library.....

    by rben

    one of em anyway so maybe i'll pick it up. ya can't beat free. i usually pick up graphic novels there although the problem there is you basically only get the PG-superhero thing, not Sandman, Y-the last man, the hard stuff by that captain america writer who'd name escapes me. i have a few that i've bought (like Watchmen) but i reserve my pennies for actual books and tv-season DVDs.) oh, and food cause RBEN GOTTA EAT! (had to be said).

  • July 21, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Ed Brubaker!

    by rben

    knew i'd remember his name if i didn't think about it!

  • July 21, 2009, 5:35 p.m. CST

    A gigantic glowing vaj

    by Sodomy_Joe_Shitpants

    to counter Doc Manhattan's wang?

  • July 21, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Ecco the Dolphin?

    by Toonol

    That would make a KICKASS movie! I would love to see the audience reaction. Aliens? Time travel? Battlin' sharks?

  • July 21, 2009, 6:13 p.m. CST


    by damiz707


  • July 21, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg


  • July 21, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST


    by twogunjames

    This is just stupid.

  • July 21, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Echo the dolphin was shit

    by barnaby jones

    This book sounds shit too. Everything is shit.

  • July 21, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Actually, This Series Is Pretty Good.

    by arzbest

    But, I think it's only about halfway done, if even that. It's not as epic as Terry Moore's "Strangers in Paradise", but it isn't meant to be. Good read!

  • July 21, 2009, 7:06 p.m. CST

    No, she's FIRESTORM with tits

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    And apparently her jeans are nuke proof.

  • July 21, 2009, 7:12 p.m. CST


    by 35MinutesAgo

    and a hydrogen symbol shaved into her petting zoo.

  • July 21, 2009, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Secret World of Alex Mac + Nuclear Bombs

    by Crow3711

    Who remembers that show?

  • July 21, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Captain Atom

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    lame char introduced in the 80's

  • July 21, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST


    by dioxholster

  • July 21, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    RE: comics that SHOULD be movies...

    by 35MinutesAgo

    tezuka's BUDDHA. for daaaamn sure.

  • July 21, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    yipee more turds from the movie biz

    by animas

    it is a never ending flood of shit

  • July 21, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    AWESOME book

    by DDFan22

    If done right, this could make an incredible character-driven story. Got to love how AICN's talkbackers fling poo with no fricking clue what they're talking about. Read the books, then post an informed opinion.

  • July 21, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    time travel

    by StonedWriter88

    this should be a time travel debate. because it is not possible. everything is interconnected, you cant disconnect something then reconnect it earlier. we'll never have the ability to process all the information about all the particles at any given moment, and then physically connect them to a particle present much earlier. it defies even the already ridiculous state of physics logic.

  • July 21, 2009, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Megan Fox cannot do this

    by DDFan22

    If she gets attached, it's done for.

  • July 21, 2009, 8:25 p.m. CST

    not many well known comics

    by StonedWriter88

    one of the above comments made me realize how few popular comics there seems to be. xmen, spider man, batman, superman, fantastic four, hulk, iron man, avengers,...mostly marvel. some graphic novels i know about like watchmen, hellboy, tmnt, usagi. but it does seem like theres already more movies from comics i know about than comics. funny cause the writer part of my name is currently involved on an epic new fantasy graphic novel series. i always say, i write, that doesnt mean i read much

  • July 21, 2009, 8:27 p.m. CST

    The books are ok...

    by CaptainBass

    ...but I don't know if it would make a good movie. Why have none of the studios picked up the Luna brother's "The Sword"? If you want to go obscure that would be better (IMO)...

  • July 21, 2009, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Wasn't this the plot of every comic in the 90's?

    by The Real McClane

    Liquid Metal! Boobs! Atomic Power! Rob Liefeld!

  • July 21, 2009, 9:07 p.m. CST

    It's a good read....

    by Ebixby

    Its a very simple sci-fi/unlikely hero story mixed in with symbiote/ghost living in the metal fused to her body. Its hard to explain, but its a great indy comic- it would make a great indy film, but im not too sure about a blockbuster. My casting for this is either Emmanuelle Chriqui , Natalie Portman, or Rachel Mcadams.... However, they might do this as Jessica Alba's comeback project.

  • July 21, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST


    by Ebixby

    I completely agree- It's one of my favorite books out- simple,clean, dramatic and full of gore= awsome

  • July 21, 2009, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Haven't read this but Terry Moore was awful...

    by commiepinko

    ...on Runaways, which would also make an awesome move.

  • July 21, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Same ol' same ol.

    by jimmy_009

    So basically she's River, Dark Angel, every cute, quirky female protagonist that secretly kicks ass because of some unexpected ability. BOORING.

  • July 21, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Aint it cool Podcast?

    by Squadoosh

    when r u guys ganna put a quality weekly podcast like the slashfilm dudes?

  • July 21, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST

    I've been waiting 20-odd years for a Badger movie!

    by SwollenGoat

    Where the fuck is that? In the Lethal Weapon days, Mel Gibson woulda been perfect. Now, I dunno who could pull it off.

  • July 21, 2009, 11:42 p.m. CST

    And Sandman Isn't Getting Made Because...

    by ericinwisconsin

    ... Oh, that's right! It would come out crap too!

  • July 22, 2009, 4:14 a.m. CST

    Cool Spot: The Movie

    by pokadoo

  • July 22, 2009, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Will this be as good as....

    by harrys_site_sucks

    ...Ultra Violet or Aeon FluX? It's going to be hard to top those 2 movies since they raised the bar so high.

  • July 22, 2009, 9:10 a.m. CST


    by dr sauch


  • July 22, 2009, 11:51 a.m. CST


    by frozen01

    I think they'd screw up Sandman, too, but I wouldn't be mad at anyone for trying. If I don't like the adaptation, I can always just go back to reading the comic! :) Maybe they can start with Lucifer and Books of Magic and work their way up to Sandman? :)

  • July 22, 2009, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Where's the Moonshadow movie?

    by Stabby

  • July 22, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Captain Atom was introduced in the 1960's...

    by AnakinsDiapers Steve Ditko. He had a revamp in the 80's. And the book was pretty damn good. He was Steve Rogers with Quantum powers. That is, he was a man out of time, and had the whole culture shock thing going on. Not to mention his superior officer General Eiling was raising his children with them being taught he was a murderer who was court martialed for his crimes. <p> Captain Atom, The Question, and Giffen and maquires Justice league america were the first DC comics i really got into. They were my DC gateway comics.

  • July 22, 2009, 3:05 p.m. CST

    The Producer Of WATCHMEN To Bring Us...

    by AsimovLives

    ... another dumb movie, for sure.