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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

We3 - Morrison's Homeward Bound meets Robocop has a script and a director.

Don Murphy, one of the producers of the planned adaptation of Morrison’s graphic novel We3, spoke with Sci Fi Wire about the film. According to Murphy it is ready with a script and a director — all it needs now is a studio.

“We’re working with a director named John Stevenson,” Murphy said. “Don’t be confused, though. Even though he directed ‘Kung Fu Panda,’ the movie’s going to be live action. It’s going to be a combination CG, puppetry [and] real animals. We have a great script, a great director, and we’re trying to figure out who’s going to pay for it in this marketplace, but we’re looking.”

Described as an amalgamation of “Homeward Bound” and “RoboCop,” Morrison’s “We3″ focused on three domestic animals — a dog, a cat and a rabbit — that are turned into high-tech, cybernetic weapons courtesy of the military. The animals eventually flee their masters, but are left to wonder where they can exist peacefully in the outside world.

“Well, they talk like in the comic book,” Murphy said. “There’s a little electrode on their larynx, and they don’t have full conversations. It’s more like [in robotic monotone], ‘Where go do we,’ that kind of thing.”

The comic mini-series was excellent and extremely violent. I do hope that they stay faithfull to the book as it will make an excellent film.

I'm not sure about the choice of John Stevenson to direct, but we'll have to wait and see what he does with it. What studio would be the best home for We3?

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