Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Guest TearsInRain

Amazing Stories mag's first issue...

Recommended Posts

Guest TearsInRain

Wonder if anyone has seen the brand new first edition of the restarted Amazing Stories -(or maybe I just got a prerelease verion)

 

There's an article called SAVING THE SUPERHERO that talks with writers on adapting comic book heros to the screen. They had side bars with the writers on Fantastic Four, Elektra, Batman Begins, etc... But they also talk with Frank Cappelo on Constantine and he talks about getting to the root of the character, about a guy who would even sacrfice his friends to save the world. He talks about how the guy doesn't give a shit about anyone but himself. Also about the original two scripts as well. How they were Indiana Jones-ish with guys with guns going around chinatown shooting at each other over artifacts. wHe threw them out and wrote a character driven story. In the body of the main story they also quoet Cappello talking about how he was shocked to see Keanu on the first day of the shoot weraing a black coat and looking pretty much.. well, pretty. He said he should be dirtier and wearing a tan coat. It sounds like the people on this were fans of the character and did know enough to try and bring John's essence to the screen, even with the imposed limitations. Check it out if you can.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
He talks about how the guy doesn't give a shit about anyone but himself

 

Wrong.

 

Okay, now I'm being petty.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...