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SGT. ROCK Movie In The Works Again!! This Time It's Set In The Future!!

Merrick here...
Joel Silver is looking to produce a SGT. ROCK movie which would be directed by Francis Lawrence (I AM LEGEND, CONSTANTINE). Chad St. John will script the D.C. Comics based film, which is also being produced by Akiva Goldsman. There have been numerous aborted attempts...over many, many years...to bring SGT. ROCK to screen, but this one's a little different than the others by way of setting.
Until now, “Rock” has retained its World War II setting, with Silver and the studio trying to make a big-budget action adventure movie that was a throwback to flicks like “The Dirty Dozen,” which feature acts of American derring-do. But a big budget always was an obstacle and, “Inglourious Basterds” notwithstanding, period war movies have not been in vogue in Hollywood for years, unless it was a more serious contemplation of the subject like “Saving Private Ryan.” Also, American jingoism went out of style after 9/11; even this summer’s G.I. Joe movie dropped the toy’s “A Real American Hero” tagline and made the action team internationally focused. The studio hopes moving the time period to the future solves the dilemma.
...says THR HERE. Check out the Hollywood Reporter link above for a sampling of all the folks who've tried to make this project happen in the past. And, why do I get the feeling this one won't come to life, either? Various SGT. ROCK publications can be found HERE.

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  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Good lord. What next?

    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Here's hoping XTC will play over the opening credits

    by seppukudkurosawa

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Oh well...

    by loodabagel

    Sounds better than Daredevil...

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:21 a.m. CST

    When does LOST come back on?

    by JeffManSixtyFo

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Flavor Flav as Sgt Rock.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST

    So what's next? Micahel Cera as Sct. Rock?

    by BoRock_A_Boomer

    Stupid Hollywood bastards

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:39 a.m. CST

    WWII is not "in vogue"

    by Adelai Niska

    great line to put out this week of all weeks. On December 22 we'll find out that religion is passe, and on Arbour Day they'll announce a movie abuot killer trees.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    that sounds just plain stupid...

    by The_Crimson_King

    I mean seriously? since when are WW2 movies not "in vogue"?

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Stupid Motherfuckers!

    by Sgt.Steiner

    Sgt. Rock is not Sgt. Rock if he's not killing Nazis! All we need is another stupid fucking future battle picture. "Soldier", anyone? Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! I was looking forward to Guy Ritchie directing Statham or Bruce as the Sarge himself! Or get John Milius on that shit! Fuck! Shit in my cereal. BTW, Ape, you're dead wrong, "Basterds" was tits and Michael Fassbender was like David Niven, a real OG. Stiglitz! This is worst fucking film news I have ever fucking heard. Let's start a fucking riot. Shane Black can lead us. Let's storm some studio office, like Sam Peckinpah did during the making of "The Killer Elite"-shit was badass-and go '68 Paris on those dumb motherfuckers. You had to go and fuck up Sgt. Rock, didn't you? I hope this is some bullshit rumor and Joel Silver gets back on the old school track. If he does, I'll do a fucking jig. Here's hoping Sho Kosugi gets to fuck shit up in "Ninja Assassin".

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:55 a.m. CST

    seppukudkurosawa

    by Sgt.Steiner

    Hell yes. "Then I could win my own, small, battle of the sexes..."

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:56 a.m. CST

    emo vampire sgt rock = in vogue.

    by alice133

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:58 a.m. CST

    Basically Terminator all over again?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Let me guess, he fights robots in a apocalyptic future?

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2 a.m. CST

    lost comes back on

    by frankenfickle

    in january, and the age of the comic book movie is in its final years.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Screw Sgt. Rock

    by Continentalop

    Give me a Haunted Tank, G.I. Robot or Creature Commandos movie.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:04 a.m. CST

    Haunted Tank would rule!

    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:05 a.m. CST

    Instead of Worrying About Whether It Is Good, They Focus On..

    by Crow3711

    The time period before anything else. because they can sell a futuristic space actioner, but not an old school WW2 actioner. So forget the story, or context, or any reason why it would be called Sgt. Rock. Mr. Writer-man, make me a space movie! The kiddies love em! And throw in some of those vampires, if possible.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Break the mold

    by Rocco Curioso

    Forget Sgt. Rock; set that aside. What if the U.S. had decided not to use the atomic bombs, and launched an invasion of Japan instead? The carnage factor would be phenomenal; the battles epic and thoroughly ruthless. Like Okinawa, but much broader. It's theoretical, so you could approach it from any number of angles.<P>Obviously, the budget would be steep and it would need a strong director. Just a thought.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Oh for fuck sakes...

    by Stegman84

    ...this has got to be, hands down, the dumbest fucking idea I've read in a very long time. <p>Hey, remember what happened the last time you just kept the name, and then took away everything else that made a character great and unique and beloved, foolishly thinking that you could create something better and more popular than what decades worth of comic book history had created and refined? It was called Catwoman. Here endeth the lesson.<p>Frank Rock and the men of Easy Company don't deserve to fight for 20+ years to get onto our screens only to have it turn into some bastardised version that bears very little to no resemblance to the real thing. I mean maybe you could get away with putting Frank Rock and the boys into a different era's war, though I honestly wouldn't recommend it, and see no reason to do so, but completely changing the concept and characters this way, dumbest move since the Catwoman movie idea. Actually, dumber, because at least that can be written off as ignorance, but to do the same thing again, and make the same monumental mistake a second time, knowingly and with eyes fully open, well that's just Darwin Award winning levels of dumb right there.<p>I mean shit, what's next? Conan the Barbarian, but as a male suburban nanny, wandering aimlessly from home to home in search of struggling parents to help? Or how about Enemy Ace. But instead make him American. And a truck driver. In the not-too-distant future. With a monkey as a sidekick. Because everybody loves monkeys. Or, no, I know, how about a Green Arrow movie. But give him guns instead. And black leather. And make him a ninja. And gay. Fighting aliens. And by aliens I mean illegal mexicans. Who actually turn out to be aliens. Or do they? Yes, I think they do.<p>I swear, if they make this I'm going to declare Hollywood Poland and invade that motherfucker my own self...

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Why call it Sgt Rock?

    by dastickboy

    If it's set in the future? Just create a new IP, no royalties required. If they think it will carry an inbuilt audience because of the name they've already lost that by the future setting.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:47 a.m. CST

    American "jingoism". Fuck that noise.

    by thebearovingian

    It's called fucking patriotism. It's not jingoism to love your country and believe that it is THE SHINING BEACON OF FREEDOM on this earth. Love it, like it or don't. I don't ask a Frenchman to denigrate his own country. I don't ask a Brit to put down his homeland. I don't ask a German to make caveats about his national pride. I hope they are proud of their country. I hope they love their nation. I don't care if they think its the greatest place in the world. Let them. And let me... believe the United States of America, my country, is the greatest nation on earth. And I do, I always will. No qualifiers, no caveats. A M E R I C A.<p>And to hell with the makers of GI Joe for dropping 'A Real American Hero'. Maybe I would've seen it if they hadn't.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Sgt Rock is gonna help meeeeee

    by pokadoo

    ...make the girl miiiine, make her stand in liiiii-eeee-iiiine!!

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Prefer Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos

    by NippleEffect

    Sgt Rock and easy co's weary soldiers always made me sleepy

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Future Sgt. Rock

    by DocPazuzu

    = massive, irreparable FAIL.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Who the Hell is Sgt Rock and how did I miss this boat???

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    more importantly will there be an ass-to-ass scene????

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Sal_Bando...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...is going to have a shit fit.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 3:30 a.m. CST

    The Future?

    by Gislef_crow

    Reading the column, it doesn't say which future. Moving Rock to his future, our present day, would be literally correct with what the article says (and what they did at DC, for that matter, with Giffen's Suicide Squad).

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Doesn't surprise me...

    by paddington

    This is the same director behind the movie that made John Constantine American, with black hair, and completely devoid of any of the rogueish elements that make him such a great character in the comics.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Sgt Rock= Halo or Metal Gear Soild?

    by Xiphos_2

    Will the rest of Easy company make the time jump?

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Well put, thebearovingian!

    by LostBoyGoonie

    Well put, thebearovingian! Totally agree. I'm getting tired of this recent trend in Hollywood to swap American patriotism with International humanism. I'd much rather root for the U.S. Army or the Marines than for the United Nations Peacekeepers. I, for one, would absolutely welcome some war movies that embrace American patriotism and aren't apologetic about being so. I think there's a sleeping market out there for that. As for Sgt. Rock, I was never too familiar with him, and don't have much of a vested interest in him, but it doesn't sound like he has much of an identity outside of World War 2 and his Easy Company unit.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 4:23 a.m. CST

    Oh, the inanity of wHollyweird.

    by Dingbatty

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Actually...

    by Stegman84

    Sgt Rock was always meant to be the last soldier killed on the last day of the war by the last enemy shot fired, you just had to ask Joe Kubert or the late Robert Kanigher, and they'd always confirm that. But DC tried to bring the, at the time wildly popular, character beyond world war 2 and into the mainstream superhero DC world, but never managed to do so very successfully. There were a few attempts at that over the years, including that Suicide Squad run that ultimately ended with him pulling a mask off to reveal he wasn't old Frank Rock after all, and the caption "Frank Rock died in 1945". Some had theorized that it was in fact the Unknown Soldier playing Frank, while others believe it was a setup to launch a mysteriously de-aged Frank Rock into the modern DC Universe. Niether possibility was ever followed up. Other theories about post WW2 Frank Rock include that old DC standard, mulptiple versions of Frank on multiple earths to explain away any continuity issues. But according to the creators, and most fans, Sgt Frank Rock died in 1945 at the end of the war. Kanigher did do one post ww2 Sgt Rock story, but he always considered that a "what if Frank had survived the war" rather than a proper in continuity tale, and the story itself was a tribute to the mythos of The Unknown Soldier, both comic version and real life version. Oh, and in my opinion Sgt Rock was the greatest war character ever created for comics, and most of his anti-war war comics, even from way back in the day, still stand the test of time, as do most of the Enemy Ace, Haunted Tank and Jonah Hex stories from back in the day, unlike most of their Superhero counterparts.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 4:55 a.m. CST

    American Jingoism? Out of fashion? WTF?

    by V'Shael

    Inglorious Basterds was *pure* American Jingoism. <p> It basically said, if ONLY the neo-cons were fighting the war, then we'd have been off torturing Nazi's and beating them with baseball bats and shit, and carving their heads, and fuck the Geneva Convention! And then we'd have killed Hitler and his henchmen a LOT sooner! <p> It was the worst kind of jingoistic fetishistic torture porn and it was GUARANTEED to find an audience who'd whoop hollar and cheer for the torturing Americans. <p> Fuck that. Jingoism is alive and well. It's just that the G.I. Joe movie was so fucking stupid, it couldn't even appeal to that crowd.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Hollywood American Jingoism =Spiderman in front of the flag

    by ricarleite2

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 5:27 a.m. CST

    He might as well fight werewolves now.

    by Uncle Stan

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Sargey Rock--what Spielberg REALLY wanted w/ PVT Ryan.

    by Sal_Bando

    And what he got, too!

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 5:43 a.m. CST

    PaZooz--why would that be?

    by Sal_Bando

    No Giant Robots? They're setting it in 2114 Oslo so it's Sargt Rjock? Trust me I gots no dogges in dis hunt. Sgt Rock was a fun comic at the time (read it in the 70's) and sure they could do a decent movie outta it as is--animated anyone?--but if they choose to cast Brendan Fraser or Chris Pine or set it IN PORTUGAL w/ a CAST OF GOATS WHO WOULD WANNA WATCH THAT?! well you can see where I'm going w/ that. <p> Let Mikey Bay have at it and be done.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:10 a.m. CST

    So the tools want Starship Troopers not SGT. ROCK

    by BranMakMorn

    A film about Sgt. Rock set in WW2 can be made by those who have the talent to pull it off. Those who just want to mine the creation of the best war hero in comics will of course come up with future Sgt. Rock.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:19 a.m. CST

    This is Commander Courage again

    by ballyhoo

    Good fucking lord. Does Hollywood understand anything?

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:39 a.m. CST

    THAY TUUK UUUURRR JAAABZ!

    by dr sauch

    American Jingoism FTL.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:40 a.m. CST

    BEEEAAROVINGIAN!! URRR JAAABZZZ!! USA! 4 MORE YEARS!

    by dr sauch

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:45 a.m. CST

    Seriously, Bearovingian.

    by dr sauch

    Do you think you're "standing up" for something with stupid shit like that? America continues to be the most powerful nation the world has ever known. You're not "making a statement." This is the problem with neocons, they're not logical. It is possible to love your county and admit that there are flaws. The constitution is a near perfect document, but the people in power have occasionally fucked things up. It doesn't help anyone to have this mindless blind faith in America; you're logic should not be "America does it, therefore its right." It should be the other way around. P.S. I'm American.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST

    His gun talks back in this version

    by Professor_Monster

    Sgt Rock should fight a supergook - a viatnam, chinese, communist badass who can make himself arab at will.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Fucking stupid

    by Sulla

    Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with people? This is just cheesy and stupid. Might as well make it straight to dvd. But then again, most people love this ignorant shit. Transformers, G.I. Joe etc... And that's exactly the type of movie this will turn out to be.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 8:13 a.m. CST

    "Hey that GI JOE movie we feed these idiots...

    by Engelhast

    Last summer made a couple bucks. Are there any other military comics we can rape to death and shove down our customer's throats?" Yep, that is how the pitch went I am 100% sure of it.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Happy Birthday, Ennio Morricone!

    by Kontarsky

    Just discussing his scores would be more interesting than the topic of this talkback. Who wants to guess they release this around the same time as Captain America?<p>Anyone see Scarlet and the Black? Morricone's score for that was fuckin awesome.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST

    AW, HELLLLL NAWWWWWWWW!!! as Sgt. Rock

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    Will Smith, why not?

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 8:47 a.m. CST

    Dwayne Johnson as Sgt. Rock

    by beetlegeuse

    If ya smell what... nevermind fuck this shit

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:02 a.m. CST

    So the "definition" of American jingoism

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Now applies to WWII? Ah, if only we'd let 'em fall to the Nazis...<p>Well, there's still hope. Let 'em handle Muslim extremism and the Soviet bear all by themselves. Good luck, surrender monkeys!

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    In the future. Easy Company discovers the enemy is good.

    by Royston Lodge

    Then Easy Company turns against the evil corporation that sent them to exterminate the "good" enemy.<p> Starring Clive Owen.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:16 a.m. CST

    seppukudkurosawa

    by Celtican

    That's what I was going to say :-)

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Just like GI Joe

    by Powerring

    He'll be sanitized and removed from his "real" is his origins. He will be leading a squad that fights against the alien race of radical "Puzzlins" that crash their space ships into our national monuments and want us to worship only the sun God Ra.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    The Ice Cream Soldier

    by cookylamoo

    Is now the Dippin Dots dog soldier.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Sgt., Rock vs robots?

    by Jamie McBain

    That's what it sounds like, it might end up being.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST

    There was one future issue of Rock

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    He was "transported" to the future when in reality he was just having a hallucination after one of his many concussions over the years both from the boxing ring, and WWII. Any attempt to put Rock in a scenario other than WWII is sheer stupidity.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    That red head dude from Life as Wildman

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Wes Studi was Little Sure Shot if he was

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    younger.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    flying hellfish

    by mcdowell_32000

    will there be midiclorians, jump suits or robot balls? joe kubert weeps for us all...

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Vin Diesel could work as Bulldozer

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    but I don't think he'd want to play second fidddle.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Ethan Supplee as Heavy

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Still thinking about who to cast as Rock

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Long Round/Short Round - suggestions?

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Thomas Jayne could do Rock

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    He's not too big, not too small, he's just badass.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Jackie Johnson- Mr. Echo?

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I'm not even going to try and spell his real name.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Cameos by:

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Mlle Marie, The Unknown Soldier, and Jeb Stuart and the rest of the Haunted Tank Crew from GI Combat.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:47 a.m. CST

    We need some blond skinny southern boy

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    with freckles for Ice Cream Soldier. Hmmm, gotta think about that. Oh, and another cameo by The Iron Major.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Ed Harris in his prime is Sgt. Rock.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    You know I'm right

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    For fuck's sake...Will FDR and Hitler be in the future as well?

    by SpyGuy

    As long as you're going to fuck this up so badly, let's have Sgt. Rock played by Miley Cyrus.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST

    And if James Cameron's movie is a hit,

    by kabong

    Sgt. Rock will be using an avatar. <P> The herd mentality dominates Hollyweird "creatvity."

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Creature Commandos!

    by JustinSane

    I was scrolling down to post about how I wanted a CREATURE COMMANDOS movie, and someone else beat me to it. I also agree - bring on G.I. ROBOT!

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 10:59 a.m. CST

    V'Shael

    by Sgt.Steiner

    What the fuck does a cool movie about killing Nazis have to do with the goddamn neo-cons? You fucking weenie.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    WTF? Then it ISN'T Sgt Rock is it?

    by ebolamonkey

    Why bother keeping the name? Fans will hate it, and the masses won't have a fucking clue who he is.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    And Fuck Francis Lawrence!

    by Sgt.Steiner

    First, he presents "Constantine" as a steaming pile of shoddy effects and annoying supporting characters, after a cheap Americanization. Then he turned one of the greatest pieces of science fiction literature and turned it into a Bob Marley joke. This fucker should be working for Syfy.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Legend....

    by Sgt.Steiner

    was the name of the Bob Marley album "Redemption Song" was on. It was a stupid fucking joke in a stupid fucking movie that changed a classic and haunting ending to utter nonsense. Fucking cunts.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    If you weren't a child of the 70s

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    you have no clue who Sgt. Rock is. I weep for the future, and the present. They have no real heroes.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Gerard Butler

    by Sgt.Steiner

    Could also make a good Rock.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Just Not

    by Sgt.Steiner

    In this proposed BULLSHIT!

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    JINGOISM: THE MOTION PICTURE

    by Mullah Omar

    In a world where international box office means a big deal to studios, I just cannot see SGT. ROCK getting greenlit. There just aren't a lot of people on the planet who will pay money to see the American flag waved in their faces for 2 hours.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Next up: Killraven set in the past.

    by Johnny Smith

    Perhaps as a prequel to Buckaroo Banzai.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Johnny Smith

    by DrMorbius

    Hold on a minute there buddy, don't go bringing ole Buckaroo into this mess.<P>Laugh while you can MONKEY BOY.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Why call it Sgt. Rock?

    by Zardoz

    Do a future war movie and give it another name. Sgt. Rock belongs in WW2. Period.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Sgt. Rock

    by MegaBeth

    Sgt. Rock was a great comic book. So was the Haunted Tank. Too bad the limp wrists in Hollywood will destroy the concept of Sgt. Rock.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Zardoz Is Right

    by Chaztastic

    Movie goers don't even know who Sgt. Rock is. Make the big budget shoot 'em up in space flick with, oh my god, original character names. Don't have to pay DC anything, DC doesn't have to worry about another crap adaptation of their characters, and some little kid who goes to see the film and then goes and buys a Sgt. Rock comic doesn't read it and say "WTF?".

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    This Summer, In a Small Town...

    by TedKordLives

    Sgt. Rock will DESTROY ALL MARTIANS! <P> Starring Ed Begley, Jr. as Sgt. Rock.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    So will My Chemical Romance cover XTC's "Sgt. Rock" song?

    by SpyGuy

    Hell, if they can butcher "Desolation Row," they can certainly butcher this song...

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:21 p.m. CST

    He drives around in a futuristic RV.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Don't ... understand ...

    by ganda1f

    Anyone who has read the more recent Sgt. Rock (e.g. Brubakers 'Between Hell & a Hard Place') know that Rock isn't frozen in time as a jingoistic kids comic. <br><br>Setting Rock in the future basically destroys the point of the character - I agree with the others above who point out that you may as well change the names and avoid linking it to DC at all. <br><br>Setting this in the future will have exactly two effects: 1) Piss of Rock Fanboys, ensuring that the bad word of mouth kills the film, and 2) Confuse the merchandise tie-ins no end.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    I am will smith

    by MariusXe

    Francis Lawrence is a hack and a butcher! What he did to I am legend was horrible! The novel is one my favorite books of all time and this horrid will smithy bullshit steam turd of a movie had nothing to do with it whatsoever!!! where were the vampires? where was the ending that explains why the thing is called "i am legend"??? and now sgt. rock in space vs. predators or what??? Yeah, go on you hack. Next up, Spider-man, but with Superman Powers set in the wild west!

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:50 p.m. CST

    This Summer, In the Far Reaches of Space...

    by TedKordLives

    ...Sgt. Rock will face his greatest challenge: Space Rabies!

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 2:55 p.m. CST

    MariusXe

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Don't give Kevin Smith any ideas.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    Sgt. Rock....In Spaaaaace.

    by Orbots Commander

    Agreeing with everyone else that this has got to be one of THE stupidest ideas, EVER. <p> If they want a future space adventure movie, why don't they just call it something else. If it's not set in WWII fighting Nazis, it isn't Sgt. Rock.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    It's like putting Jonah Hex in the future.

    by cookylamoo

    Who would do that?

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    emo vampire found video sgt rock IS nic cage!

    by alice133

    fighting 20 year old urban professional/nazi/third world terrorist er doctors who are werewolf zombie alien cop remakes in 3d!

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    This Summer, On a Cramped Spacecraft...

    by TedKordLives

    Sgt.Rock asks himself:"How do I get out of this chickenshit outfit?"

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    This Summer, on the Distant Planet of Gremulak:

    by TedKordLives

    Sgt. Rock fights for his life against the vengeful Gorn, with only a pile of rocks and sticks to defend himself with.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Sgt.Rock vs. Captain Falcon!

    by TedKordLives

    After Rock blows him away, he can say "Yippee Kai Yay Mr. Falcon!"! <P> You know you want it!

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 5:10 p.m. CST

    This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard!

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    Which coke-snorting, transsexual hooker-hiring, brain dead Hebrew in Hollywood thought this one up?

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    So bad, if Adam Sandler is attached...

    by AsimovDiedOfAIDS

    ...it'll mean Awesome-O is real!

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 5:40 p.m. CST

    So the source material is a "dilemma"?

    by kevred

    ...shouldn't that be a clue that you have the wrong source material?<p>"Er, we want to make a Sgt. Rock movie, but we can't, so we'll make Sgt. Rock into something it isn't..."<p>Hollywood is so stupid today.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Sgt Rock was never jingoistic...

    by Stegman84

    It was always an anti-war 'war is hell' war comic.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Fine, call it Duke Nukem and not Sgt. Rock

    by Nem_Wan

    What is the point of a licensed property if you're going to change everything about it?

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Is this stupider than adding aliens to "battleship"?

    by Raymar

    I can't tell.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Shane Black should write it

    by DutchSchaeffer

    that's where i first knew sgt rock from...when he's reading it in the cool as fuck credit sequence.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    in predator

    by DutchSchaeffer

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Ramrod, Ice Cream Soldier and Bulldozer--

    by Sal_Bando

    starring: Jeff Fahey, Buscemi and Dolph. Or not.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Good casting, Sal.

    by TedKordLives

    I like it.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Bad Idea

    by Cobbio

    Even set in the future, it just is.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 6:34 p.m. CST

    Uh...

    by Gozu

    Whatever. As long as they don't remake "Oldboy."

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Why?

    by LeftFoot

    This will basically have nothing to do with the original Sgt. Rock. Just lift some characters a pick a demographic to aim at.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Chrstian Bale IS SGT Rock. Damn Professional.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 8:28 p.m. CST

    and here's another great idea...Lets make Aquaman on land

    by future help

    only!

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST

    If they do "Rock" out of his time ...

    by DennisMM

    they may as well make him a civilian. Then they can realize the perfect movie of that sort was made twenty years ago. It's called "Die Hard."

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Sgt. Rock in the Old West with Jonah Hex

    by kabong

    Then they both travel across time and space.

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Remember when Jonah Hex went to the future?

    by johndillingers20inchseveredcock

  • Nov. 10, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Sgt. Rock... IN SPACE!!!

    by johndillingers20inchseveredcock

  • Nov. 11, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    hello

    by Internet_Chat_Helper

    It's nice to be with you, again!

  • Nov. 11, 2009, 7:37 a.m. CST

    SGT ROCK in the future?It's been done before

    by Stalkeye

    as in Aliens and Starship Troopers.Fugg it, let's see a Call of Duty Movie as it's soo simple to make without being overly high concept as this proposed SGt Rock film.

  • Nov. 11, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Sgt. Fury film

    by lettersoftransit

    Wouldn't presume there will be no WWII Nick Fury in Marvel's films. If Obama's granddad could be a white officer in Patton's army, then Sam Jackson's granddad could've been a white sergeant from Hell's Kitchen.

  • Nov. 11, 2009, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Ultimate Nick Fury

    by johndillingers20inchseveredcock

    was in WWII but was used as a super soldier test subject, hence his being immortal or something and turning into Samuel L. Jackson.

  • Nov. 11, 2009, 6:54 p.m. CST

    So is this how they do a Halo movie ...

    by Pixeldriver

    without paying for the license?

  • Nov. 11, 2009, 6:57 p.m. CST

    Ultimate Nick Fury?

    by Pixeldriver

    The super soldier serum turned him black? Was this an early test of Viagra?

  • Nov. 11, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Don't usually say this but:

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    FUCK THIS!!<p>Have a good night everyone.

  • Nov. 12, 2009, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Why not just call it::

    by django_il_bastardo

    Sgt SUCK!

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