Hollywood Buys Comic Book To Make into Expensive Film

August 12, 2010

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The comic this time? Last Man Standing, a work from Daniel LuVisi that apparently had Comic Con fanboys smacking their lips to its video game concept-like art. Despite that the graphic novel has yet to be officially released, Paramount has closed a deal to purchase the property from Kevin Eastman’s Heavy Metal publishing and has revealed plans to make one of those comics-to-film things that seem to be so popular these days.

I'll let Deadline and the book's creator describe the story, because I'm still only aware of a Last Man Standing involving Bruce Willis and the mid-'90s. The WORST PRISON OF ALL TIME is in this one!:

Dan LuVisi told my pal Peter Levin's Geek Chic Daily that Last Man Standing, or "LMS", "takes place 600 years in the future, in an alternate universe and is about Gabriel, this invincible soldier, who's been created to help win a war Earth got itself too deep into with Mars. After Gabe wins the war, he comes back down to Earth and is celebrated as this incredible hero. From there, he becomes somewhat of a celebrity, a Superman of this story, but then it all takes a quick turn. Gabriel is framed for an atrocious crime, by a terrorist organization known as Pandemonium and their leader, Dante. He is then sent to Level-9 Facility, where he'll spend the next nine years in the worst prison of all time. Once Gabriel breaks out, only then does his true story begin, and the lies and twists unravel.

For those interested in making some hasty fantasy casting decisions, here's LuVisi's DeviantArt page, with more illustrations of LMS's Halo guys and babes and gun upgrades (Abram is clearly Jon Hamm, right?). And now that you've familiarized yourself with the material, imagine how mundane it's going to be reworked into a forgettable "sci-fi guy with guns revenge" movie for Paramount. The part in the trailer where the a guy drops both of his gun clips simultaneously in slow motion is going to be where I completely zone out.

(Thanks, Chris O.)

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