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JOURNEYMAN Creator May Mount FX Version Of POWERS??

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“Journeyman” mastermind Kevin Falls is reportedly hours from forwarding to FX executives his pilot script for “Powers,” based on the funnybook by Brian Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, sources tell Ain't It Cool. If FX greenlights the Sony pilot, Michael Dinner (“Karen Sisco,” “Kidnapped”) is reportedly set to direct. The ongoing comic, launched in 2000, follows police department homicide detectives who specialize in cases connected to people with superpowers. Falls’ involvement was revealed Friday by Premium Hollywood. Find its story on the matter here.
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  • Jan. 22, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    sounds cool!

    by Datascream

    Still miss Journeyman.

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    I try to imagine what JettL's real life must be like,

    by deathraycharles

    and a liberal mix of masturbation and crying seems the most likely scenario......

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST


    by melchior42

    Great books! And Journeyman was very underrated. I cannot wait to see this come to fruition.

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    I'm there...

    by Red_Right_Return

    Hopefully it will display humans without powers that learn to be extraordinary just to take out the murderers. It can show that humans can adapt and overcome.

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    I hope it is as good as Heroes

    by Rickety_Crickets_Bionic_Legs

    Try typing that with a straight face. It's impossible.

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    I hope it's better than Heroes

    by MrCleanAZ

    I'll concede that Heroes has gotten some better this season, but I expect more from Kevin Falls.

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST


    by MrCleanAZ

    I think it's hilarious that you've picked on JettL before he's even posted for this thread.<br><br>He's probably busy helping Kevin Falls edit and fine tune the script. LOL<br><br>Unfortunately, he's probably doing one of the things you mentioned - Ew.

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST


    by MrCleanAZ

    Funny how I had a knee jerk reaction to your post title... If I would have read the post I would've gotten the joke.<br><br>Your talkback name is great by the way!

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    This could be Awesome

    by DKT

    a procedural with superheroes? What's not to love.

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 5:53 p.m. CST

    Gotham Central

    by mrm1138

    Too bad it couldn't be a Gotham Central series instead. I'm sure Warner Bros. would give some b.s. reason about not wanting competing Batman-themed properties (between a TV series and the film series).

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Y the Last Man series please

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    I'm ready for the new trend in television.

    by Jayemel

    Reality...procedural...what's next? I like me some reality and some procedural (definitely keep them around), but it's time for the next wave to come along and freshen the place up a bit.

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Very excited. Love the comic.

    by Johnny Smith

    Loved Journeyman. And Michael Dinner's best work to date is the Sons of Anarchy pilot. Listing any shows over that after his name is a disgrace to his work there.

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    They'll have to cut out the nudity and gore

    by DOGSOUP

    And man the gore was sick. Still though, get really good people to play Walker and Pilgrim and I'm giving it a go

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    ABC X-Men series please, Disney.

    by Adelai Niska

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Wow JettL93 FINALLY got the banhammer

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Herc does NOT fuck around. l.o.l.

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Y The Last Man

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    Last I heard it was a film that was coming up....DJ Caruso WAS attached....Shia probable for Yorrick (not bad casting if you ask me). On topic: Read the 1st arc of "Powers" didn't seem to cover any new ground, and I didn't take to the art style

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Owain Yeoman...

    by Jiggah

    would have been perfect for the lead role, if he wasn't already on The Mentalist.

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    If it wasn't for Friday Night Lights...

    by DivisionPost

    I'd be all about Kyle Chandler as Christian Walker. Since he's probably still busy shooting out Friday Night Lights in Texas, though, I'm not even going to dare to dream that one.

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Sorry, Adelai Niska...

    by MCVamp

    You'll be lucky to get a half-assed X-23 series and a POWER PACK sitcom. Which is bullshit, because NEW MUTANTS could be a great movie or series. Shit, for that matter so could POWER PACK. If done correctly.<br><br>And that won't happen.

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    but seriously this show could be great

    by JettL93

    journeyman was a great show and a missed opportunity by NBC not letting it run for a few seasons

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    my apologies Jett

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    i was misspoken xoxo

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    This is GREAT news!

    by Immortal_Fish

    And in good hands! Then there is the news about AMC's Walking Dead. And the weekend's only just started!

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Ah, so THAT's the secret new writer

    by Cinemanimetal

    I liked Journeyman though I had problems with it. I love Powers (though I have yet to read its newest run even though I bitched about its long absence while it was gone). I thought from issue 1 that this would make a great TV series. I'm just glad that it is finally getting that chance!

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 9:14 p.m. CST

    will only be great if....

    by brabon300

    at the end of every show there is a letter column with the most inane comments ever put to page<p> if done right, this show could be fantastic

  • Jan. 22, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    I liked this show when it aired originally

    by RainesMaker

    and it was called mutant x, err heros, err push the series... err

  • Jan. 23, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    No problem CarmillaVonDoom

    by JettL93

    I accept your apology, and I'm glad you have accepted that I love your mother and i'm not trying to be your new dad. I just wanna be you're friend. OK buddy ;)

  • Jan. 23, 2010, 7:05 a.m. CST


    by Rickety_Crickets_Bionic_Legs

    Thanks. That show cracks me up.

  • Jan. 23, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Thanks Herc

    by freerangecelt

    for legitimizing "funnybook"! Hope the show pans out...

  • Jan. 23, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Funny...I read this a while ago on wikipedia...

    by Salardo

    Like 2 or 3 weeks ago...

  • Jan. 23, 2010, 10:19 a.m. CST


    by Salardo

    Bendis was mentioned as the script writer...

  • Jan. 23, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    LV_426 Global Frequency is back on the table.

    by DOGSOUP

    Michelle Forbes again please! Everything else is negotiable.

  • Jan. 24, 2010, 8:36 a.m. CST

    "What's a clitoris?"

    by nico_laos

    It's off-the-wall shit like this that makes the book so memorable. Hopefully the writers will notice that.

  • Jan. 24, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST


    by maxwell's hammer

    You've obviously never read 'Powers', because it couldn't be any farther from any of the shows you mentioned, where the focus is on heroes foiling bad guys and fighting arch-nemises. In the world of 'Powers', the heroes are more like the dead-bodies someone discovers at the beginning of an episode of 'Law & Order', and Walker & Pilgrim are the Briscoe and Logan sorting through all the tangled personal problems and mundane implications of people with super powers. Quite clever really.

  • Jan. 24, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    oh, and also...

    by maxwell's hammer

    ...there is occasional hot monkey sex.

  • Jan. 24, 2010, 4 p.m. CST

    It could be good on FX. I'd like to see it animated.

    by blakindigo

  • Jan. 24, 2010, 5:21 p.m. CST

    wow, looks like Bendis got pushed out

    by Browncoat_Jedi

    He was so hoping they'd use HIS script.

  • Jan. 24, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST


    by BackRiverCatfish

    First Journeyman and then Conan!

  • Jan. 24, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    How about a Superhero Medical drama

    by LiquidLunch

    Everything's a mashup these days.

  • Jan. 24, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Imagine if it wasn't Animated...

    by Watch_The_Birdie

    That'd be even cooler, in my Opinion. Oh,FYI. First ever post under my new name.

  • Jan. 25, 2010, 2:03 a.m. CST


    by Johnny Smith

    Good job knowing anything about the basic concept of Powers and making such an informed post. You're certainly in the know on this topic.

  • Jan. 25, 2010, 7:35 a.m. CST

    deathraycharles: re: JetL:

    by JayLenoTookMyJob

    My sources in the field confirm your conjecture.

  • Jan. 25, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    "Wow JettL93 FINALLY got the banhammer"

    by Karl Childers

    Where/when did this miracle take place?

  • Jan. 25, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Top Ten

    by hst666

    It would be prohibitively expensive, but that would be an amazing series.

  • Jan. 25, 2010, 6:55 p.m. CST

    I love the JettL93 hating

    by poopsies

    ya'll should start every talkback hating for no reason lol