Sunday, March 23, 2008

Cyclops being adapted

No, we're not talking about the Marvel character of X-Men fame here, but instead another comic book to be film property. Cyclops is an original graphic novel by French writer Alexis Nolent; and according to Variety, Warner's has just snapped up the film rights. Set to be directed by 3:10 to Yuma helmer, James Mangold, Cyclops sounds like a pretty interesting socially conscious' sci fi action film.

According to Variety the film is set in the near future and "concerns mercenary forces whose soldiers wear Cyclops-like cameras in their helmets and broadcast in real time to both central command and living rooms. One mercenary chosen to lead an elite squad begins to realize he isn't fighting for freedom and justice as much as for commerce."

Sounds pretty socially relevant if you ask me. One of those films where the audience is brought right along with the character in a straightforward story arc. Also, it'll probably be just a pretty cool action film to boot. Maybe if we get more films like this made someone will finally get around to adapting The Forever War. Anyhow, Warner's is planning on fast-tracking Cyclops, and we should hear more on it soon. Right now they're busy finding a screenwriter to bring the story to life. More on this as it develops.

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