Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Gotta love the internet....

Apparently, there was a brief dust-up today about an Authority movie. Fans immediately started conjecturing and complaining and hoping.

Well, it turns out, at present, that there isn't an Authority movie.

On the one hand, an Authority movie, done properly, would be really cool. On the other hand, Watchmen was done properly, at least in my opinion, and people still bitched. An Authority movie would be much, much more problematice than Watchmen.

For starters, the first story arc starts of in media res. Hollywood LOVES rehashing origins for comic book characters, which is hard to do with the Authority.

Then, you have Apollo and the Midnighter. As two of the most prominent and popular characters, they would be a natural focus for marketing and merchandising. Unfortunately, they're gay. Now, America has come a long way, but I don't believe we've come far enough that Hollywood is willing to have gay characters as action heroes in a big budget blockbuster.

And then, of course, there's the villains. Evil superpowerd Asians, dimensional-traversing alien rapists, and God... Yeah, I'm guessing they'd drop all that for a more traditional, bland villain.

Honestly, I think it's for the best that there won't be a movie anytime soon.

1 comment:

  1. I honestly never thought I'd see a big budget adaptation of Watchmen that was anything close to being faithful, but there was, and look how long it took to get it off and running.

    An Authority movie? Maybe in the distant future, but honestly, I would want no such thing to ever happen.