Production Update: Incognito

Published on April 29th, 2010

This is becoming less  unordinary these days by simply  going to your local comic shop you can find one of these handy dandy stamps on the cover of your favorite book and more then likely the next hit movie. You know the stamp I mean. The one that reads now a major motion picture. As of the last few years 6a00d8341c630a53ef010536b7e94f970b-800wiwe have seen some unlikely titles like Wanted,Hellboy,Kick Ass,Watchmen,300,and now the recently announced Incognito. I am sure before I’ve even finished writing this article they will announce another new title coming! The news as of this moment for Ed Brubaker or as I like to call him “The Bru” is that 20th Century Fox has hired screen writer Robert Schenkkan, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of The Kentucky Cycle, to pen the big screen adaptation.If you are unfamiliar with Incognito it was a recently finished mini series from Marvels Creator owned label ICON drawn by Sean Phillips and written by The Bru! The synopsis is as follows:

From the creators of Criminal and Sleeper comes the most insane and evil super-villain comic you’ve ever read! What if you were an ex-super villain hiding out in Witness Protection… but all you could think about were the days when the rules didn’t apply to you? Could you stand the toil of an average life after years of leaving destruction in your wake? And what if you couldn’t stand it? What would you do then? Incognito – a twisted mash-up of noir and super-heroics – by best-selling creators Ed Brubaker (The Death of Captain America) and Sean Phillips (Marvel Zombies) with Val Staples on colors. Collects Incognito #1-6.

I am on board as long as they keep it pulpy and grounded.I highly recommend reading this mini series before they turn it into a film.The only problem I had with the story was that it felt like a much much bigger world that they were trying to cram into such a small series. The world that Brubaker created for Incognito really lent itself to far more bigger stories with either the main characters or at the very least some of the secondary ones.Having said that the self contained story is pretty great and loads of fun.

(UPDATE) As it turns out they did in fact announce another comic to film adaptation!! It looks like we can expect to see a D.C. Comics Starman coming in the near future from Warner Bros.!HA!This is not the John Carpenter Starman but the DC Universe one.

(UPDATE,UPDATE) Well looks like Warner Bros. is gonna pass on Starman for right now…bummer:(

 

Sheldon Lee

Sheldon@comicimpact.com