PDA

View Full Version : Disney to make "Gargoyles" feature film, but not the ones you're thinking of



Evan the Shaggy
07-14-2010, 08:42 AM
Disney wants to breathe new life into gargoyles.
Zoe Green is in final negotiations with the Mouse House to pen a screenplay based on an original idea she developed with the studio, which Lauren Shuler Donner will produce as a live-action film.

The project is not tied to "Gargoyles," the popular animated TV series that Disney produced in the 1990s, or a comicbook that was later produced by series creator Greg Weisman

Instead, it centers around a world and mythology that the studio was keen to explore, sources said. Green hatched the idea with Disney exec LouAnne Brickhouse, who is shepherding the project at the studio, and set it up at the Donners' Co., which Shuler Donner runs with her husband Richard Donner.

Project would fit in well with the high-profile projects Disney is looking to produce these days -- films that can become franchises at the megaplex and spin off popular videogames, merchandise, TV shows and theme park rides.

In addition to new installments of "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "National Treasure," studio also is developing a take on "The Wizard of Oz" with Sam Raimi directing, and fable "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," with Peter Hedges helming. It also has a new film set to star the Muppets, a remake of "The Black Hole," and is revisiting "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" with David Fincher, in addition to Tim Burton's "Maleficent," a live-action feature on the sorceress from "Sleeping Beauty" with Angelina Jolie circling.

A bigscreen version of the "Gargoyles" series was being developed in 1996 with Weisman, show producer Frank Paur and Dean Devlin. But the right take never received a greenlight.

Green has a penchant for penning fantasy fare. She's written "Tigress" for Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment, based on the Disney lot. Pic follows a woman who starts getting tiger-like instincts. Robert Teitel and George Tillman Jr. of State Street Pictures are producers on the project.

Scribe is also tackling the script for Syfy miniseries "The Diamond Age," and an adaptation of Neal Stephenson's 1995 novel "The Diamond Age: Or a Young Lady's Illustrated Primer," that George Clooney and Grant Heslov are producing. She has also written for the animated series "Wolverine and the X-Men."


http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118021704.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Damn you Disney! Why do you hate the animated series so much???

Ryudo
07-14-2010, 08:45 AM
Marina Sirtis wept!

Stark Raving
07-14-2010, 08:51 AM
Sorry Disney, but there's no way you top this one (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068622/).

No. Way.

Slewo.O
07-14-2010, 08:54 AM
Dammit Disney!

The Mandarin
07-14-2010, 08:58 AM
http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118021704.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Damn you Disney! Why do you hate the animated series so much???

Maybe because it's not super-Care-Bear-kid-friendly? The look is dark. The heroes aren't perfect and the villains have comprehensible motives and aren't pure evil. As Disney shows go, it's not very Disneyish.

Slewo.O
07-14-2010, 09:02 AM
Maybe because it's not super-Care-Bear-kid-friendly? The look is dark. The heroes aren't perfect and the villains have comprehensible motives and aren't pure evil. As Disney shows go, it's not very Disneyish.

Yeah because Hannah Montana is as care-bear friendly as it gets. :p

Evan the Shaggy
07-14-2010, 09:06 AM
Maybe because it's not super-Care-Bear-kid-friendly? The look is dark. The heroes aren't perfect and the villains have comprehensible motives and aren't pure evil. As Disney shows go, it's not very Disneyish.

Neither is Pirates of the Carribbean though.

Slewo.O
07-14-2010, 09:07 AM
Neither is Pirates of the Carribbean though.

But that isn't a cartoon! Cartoons are for kids! Speaking of which is Gargoyles on DVD yet?

Evan the Shaggy
07-14-2010, 09:09 AM
But that isn't a cartoon! Cartoons are for kids! Speaking of which is Gargoyles on DVD yet?

Seasons 1 and 2.1.

Though due to lack of sales, we may never see the rest of season 2, or Goliath Chronicles for that matter (which really isn't a big loss).

Ray G.
07-14-2010, 09:56 AM
Lame.

Caley Tibbittz
07-14-2010, 10:08 AM
It seems like this would almost certainly have to derivative of the TV series. That was an amazingly complete and original mythology they built; it's hard to imagine someone else has an entirely separate idea for the same thing.

jmstump
07-14-2010, 10:31 AM
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/seanstarrunner/GARGOYLES.jpg
We've been denied everything... even our comeback!

Poor Gargoyles. First you were denied revenge. Now you're denied a comeback. I really wish we could get some more Gargoyles, but with how Hollywood works we'll need to wait till 2020 before that will happen.

ShortStack
07-14-2010, 10:35 AM
toy story 3 was pretty dark.

Vigilance
07-14-2010, 10:38 AM
Maybe because it's not super-Care-Bear-kid-friendly? The look is dark. The heroes aren't perfect and the villains have comprehensible motives and aren't pure evil. As Disney shows go, it's not very Disneyish.

Yes, but isn't this exactly the shit they bought Marvel to have more of?

TheKraken
07-14-2010, 10:45 AM
It also has a new film set to star the Muppets, a remake of "The Black Hole,"

It took me a moment to realize that was two items in a list and not the craziest idea for a Muppet movie I'd ever heard. :)

Ryan Elliott
07-14-2010, 10:47 AM
*sigh*

Slewo.O
07-14-2010, 10:52 AM
It seems like this would almost certainly have to derivative of the TV series. That was an amazingly complete and original mythology they built; it's hard to imagine someone else has an entirely separate idea for the same thing.

Just because its "new" doesn't mean it's going to be a good idea.

Spidey616
07-14-2010, 10:59 AM
:crazy:

bachman
07-14-2010, 12:24 PM
Remember that one Gargoyles where that one dopey Gargoyle accidentally shot somebody? That was entertaining and educational!