Frank Miller has struck a deal with Legendary TV to adapt his popular comic Sin City into a TV series, with him and Robert Rodriguez expected to executive produce.
Deadline reports that a deal is close for Robert Rodriguez, whom co-directed 2005’s Sin City and its sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Stephen L’Heureux, one of the producers for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Silenn Thomas, head of Frank Miller’s production company will serve as producers on the new series.
According to Deadline, the deal is that a first season for the new Sin City series would be guaranteed, with the intention for it to be available for a network and/or streaming platform. The deal also includes a “hard-R” animated series for a prequel to Sin City.
Frank Miller, one of the most acclaimed comic book writers in the industry created the Sin City neo-noir comics. The first Sin City story was published in 1991 in Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special. Sin City would continue in Dark Horse Presents #51-62 serialized in 13 parts.
Frank Miller teamed up with Robert Rodriguez to direct Sin City (along with “Special Guest Director” Quentin Tarantino). The film centered on interwoven stories with an ensemble cast that included the likes of Jessica Alba, Benicio del Toro, Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, and Elijah Wood. The 2005 film grossed $155.8 million worldwide and even screened at the Cannes Film Festival in competition and winning the Technical Grand Prize for its “visual shaping.”
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DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.