Monday, September 03, 2007

Yet another Comic Book film...

Shazam! Will Mix Action, Comedy (from SciFi News)

John August, who is writing the script for the upcoming Shazam! movie, told the MTV Movie Blog that the DC Comics adaptation will be an action comedy. Shazam! is "very different" from all "the other flying-people-in-tights movies," August told the site. "It's not Spider-Man plus jokes. There's really good comic potential there."

The movie is based on the venerable comic series about 13-year-old Billy Batson, who turns into an adult superhero, Captain Marvel, when he utters the magic word "Shazam." August is just about finished with his draft of the screenplay, he said.

"I knew what I was getting into," August said. "In a sense, even with a character that doesn't have the giant spotlight on him like Superman or Batman, there's a tremendously loyal fanbase who have very clear expectations about what they think a Captain Marvel movie should be. What people tend to really forget is that I'm just pushing words around on paper and doing the best job I can. But it's weird that there's such a spotlight on a movie that's just now 119 pages of 12-point Courier."

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