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LenNWallace
04-14-2007, 01:22 PM
Grant Morrison has adapted his comicbook miniseries We3 into a feature script for New Line, and I've been lucky enough to read a copy. Luckier still, it's amazing. It's even better than the source material. In fact, this is the single best unproduced script I have ever read. Yep. And I really mean it.

What's so great? The answer to that, if I'm really going to cover it, is very long. I'll do my best, though, and I'll share whatever I think is fair to share from the script - so expect some minor spoilers, certainly as regards the first two thirds of the plot.

This is going to take more than one installment to do justice, so to start off with, tonight, I'm going to tell you the basics of what's going on, introduce the characters and some of the big ideas and give you a general overview of the story. Then, in further installments, we'll look at some of the scenes, set-pieces and sequences in more detail, and cover some of the really good stuff that I won't be able to boil down to just a few lines.

In a nutshell, We3 is the story of a cruel and inhumane military weapons research project and it's victims. It just so happens that the three characters at the forefront of this story, those who suffer the most, are a trinity of household pets. Well, at least, they used to be household pets but now Bandit the dog, Tinker the cat and Pirate the rabbit have been transformed into the flesh components of an incredible team of cyborg weapons.

In armoured shells and equipped with an array of very powerful weapons, these animals, the We3 are being used by the US military in the kinds of covert operations where no witnesses remain.

Read The Rest @: http://www.filmick.co.uk/2007/04/script-review-grant-morrisons-we3.html

I really hope they're not pulling our legs with a bogus script or something. This movie would be so fucking good.

Jerome Gibbons
04-14-2007, 01:24 PM
Cool.

emeraldsundae
04-14-2007, 01:28 PM
I would love this on the big screen.

One of my favourite books, such a shame it was so short.

Eric Williams
04-14-2007, 01:47 PM
This would be fantastic. I hope it's going somewhere.

Dark Sasha
04-14-2007, 01:51 PM
The only comic I actually want to be a film.

bradical
04-14-2007, 01:53 PM
done right, this could be an amazing film.

MrClown
04-14-2007, 01:56 PM
Yeah. Sounds fantastic. Personally, I thought it was exactly as long as it needed to be. All of those little three-issue miniseries Morrison did were fantastic, but my favorites were We3 with Vimanarama as a close second.

Donal DeLay
04-14-2007, 02:51 PM
It could make an amazing film, but the pessimistic part of me just thinks Hollywood will either A: turn it into a kid-friendly animal movie or B: turn it into a thoughtless actionfest with "non-stop thrills" and about as much acting and plot as Universal Soldier.

Shwicaz
04-14-2007, 02:53 PM
It could make an amazing film, but the pessimistic part of me just thinks Hollywood will either A: turn it into a kid-friendly animal movie or B: turn it into a thoughtless actionfest with "non-stop thrills" and about as much acting and plot as Universal Soldier.

or both :twisted:

joespam
04-14-2007, 03:44 PM
Who's going to direct this?

And who'd be best to do it?

To bad Kubrick is dead; he'd be my choice, so long as he didn't modify the script to his own ends.

bartleby
04-14-2007, 03:46 PM
or B: turn it into a thoughtless actionfest with "non-stop thrills" and about as much acting and plot as Universal Soldier.

But isn't that what WE3 is?

JoeE
04-14-2007, 03:56 PM
We3 the comic was an introspective piece of science fiction. With the budget a live-action adaptation of it would require, I would not expect the same from a movie. Executives certainly would want a blockbuster out of it.

Ben
04-14-2007, 04:24 PM
To bad Kubrick is dead; he'd be my choice, so long as he didn't modify the script to his own ends.:blah:

Coffin Dancer
04-14-2007, 06:52 PM
As much as I love We3, I can't see a big budget, R-rated movie starring animals ever being made.

Althougth I'd love to be proven wrong.

Dark Sasha
04-14-2007, 06:53 PM
I heard somewhere that it could be animated in the style of Cowboy Bebop.