Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Akhira

Sleeper

Recommended Posts

They're turning Brubaker's Sleeper into a movie starring Tom Cruise. Do they wan't it to bomb?

 

Now that it's being turned into a movie for Tom Cruise, DC Comics have issued a new edition of forgotten superhero classic Sleeper. But how does it hold up, seven years later? Plus, an exclusive Q&A with writer Ed Brubaker.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Who is this guy? he thinks seven years is a long time in comics, hell some titles have seven years between issues (I'm looking at you Warren Ellis).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dunno. He was a particularly good bad-ass in Collateral, so I wouldn't think Sleeper would necessarily be a bad movie because of his casting. This is Hollywood, they have lots of ways of turning something great into something shit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tom doesn't have the Carver's melancholy.

That look in his eyes.

 

A broken George Clooney or a sterner Russel Crowe.

You know one of those actors who resembe the manly leads from those 70's films.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Collateral had no source material to fuck up.

True, but I don't think you could lay any blame for failing in that regard at the feet of Tom Cruise being cast as Carver.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's fine. You entertain your little fantasies about being strong willed and independent* and the rest of us will get on with the business of being right.

 

*:tongue:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Then I'll go ahead entertain a fantasy about a younger Clint Eastwood kicking your ass. :hattip:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom Cruise would make a pretty good Tao, IMO.

But Carver? Fuck outta here.

 

And 1.

 

 

Tom doesn't have the Carver's melancholy.

That look in his eyes.

 

A broken George Clooney or a sterner Russel Crowe.

You know one of those actors who resembe the manly leads from those 70's films.

 

And 2.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm with Lou.

 

For the record, I don't think Tom Cruise is a bad actor at all, despite his...uh, eccentricities. He's often badly cast though, which seems the case here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't say that either, just that he's really really wrong for the role.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I recall reading somewhere that the characters of John Lynch and TAO are not included in the Sleeper property, ie they belong to a different studio.

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...