Green Arrow

Futuristic Robin Hood or Distopian Green Arrow

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Warner Bros is also developing a film based on the classic tale, but with a sci-fi twist. Danish commercial director Nicolai Fuglsig pitched the project, and has signed on to direct. Newcomer Jason Dean Hall, who wrote the Ashton Kutcher Sundance comedy Spread and is working on a big screen adaptation of the video game Blacklight for Fox, has been hired to write the screenplay. Charles Roven (The Dark Knight) and Gianni Nunnari (300, The Departed) are producing the adaptation.

According to RiskyBiz, the story will “be set in a dystopian London and center on a band of thieves whose activities restore hope to the city’s embattled population.” The producers describe it as “a futuristic action adventure” that will be “both inspired by and pay homage to the legend of Robin Hood (/Film)."

While this might be an interesting movie, the first thing that came to mind was a distopian Green Arrow movie...

As a writer, I understand that there is nothing new under the sun.  All a writer can really do is add a new twist on old stories while trying to be be as original as possible.

My biggest problem with this idea is that it is just a "me too" from Warner Brothers that is trying to feel off the hype behind the Ridley Scott Robin Hood.  Remember that part about trying to be original?

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No Justice for Superman or Batman?

justiceleague The film is about Green Lantern, Green Arrow and others of the Justice League of America, an organisation made up of the world's greatest superheroes. They must deal with the expulsion of Batman and the death of Superman at the hands of the monstrous Doomsday (EntertainmentNewsDetail)

51tn2jeOewL._SL210_ Really? That would be awfully dark for a superhero flick, but a story I would love to see. The Doomsday arc is a great story... but it has recently been done as an animated film. Would DC allow the story to be filmed twice so close together? Maybe.

I have to wonder if with the recent Batman related tragedy, that could be the reason they would drop such a popular character from the League.

Rumors are rumors, but it is interesting to think about.

BTW: Comics2Film is reporting that the release has been pushed back to 2010. Sounds like a lot of retooling to me.