Die Comic-Miniserie "We3" von Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely soll verfilmt werden...
Hinter den Mauern einer streng geheimen Us-Air-Force-Einrichtung bahnt sich eine Revolution der Kybernetik an. Unter Verwendung normaler Haustiere als Testobjekte haben die Wissenschaftler des Projekts TWA eine neue Klasse von Cyborgs geschaffen: Kreaturen aus Fleisch und Metall sollen die Schlachtfelder von morgen beherrschen. Die Krönung des Projekts ist ein Trio von Prototypen mit dem Codenamen WE3 - jeder Einzelne von ihnen maßgefertigt und darauf abgerichtet, innerhalb des Teams einen Spezialjob zu verrichten. Mit verbessertem Nervensystem und mit militärischer Spitzen-Hardware ausgerüstet stellt WE3 die ultimative intelligente Waffe dar - programmierbar und doch autonom, loyal und doch unbarmherzig. Aber trotz ihres Erfolgs sind WE3 nur Prototypen, die eliminiert werden sollen, sobald die Testphase vorüber ist. Unter der furchterregenden mechanischen Panzerung stecken drei verwirrte Haustiere, zu deren aufgerüsteten Instinkten auch der Wille zu überleben zählt - ein Instinkt, der viel stärker ist, als ihre Schöpfer ahnen. Mit der Vernichtung konfrontiert, laufen WE3 davon - hinaus in eine erschreckende und komplizierte Welt, wo sie nun ebenso eine Bedrohung darstellen wie ihre Jäger für sie. Schonungslos gehetzt, kämpfen WE3 mit der kombinierten Schlagkraft eines ganzen Bataillons - und der schwachen Erinnerung an einen warmen Ort namens "Heim"...
Wann der definitiv nicht jugendfreie "We3" in die Kinos kommen wird, steht bislang nicht fest...
[...] Producer Don Murphy informs [..] "Even though the film is going to be live-action, we brought on the lead director of Kung Fu Panda [John Stevenson]. He's attached to direct We3. We're doing it as an R-rating. It's not going to be cutesy. There's killer rabbits and stuff. We're in the process right now of trying to figure out where we're going to make it."
Written by Grant Morrison, who adapted his own source material, the action-packed, hyper-violent and heartbreaking story focuses on three test animals - a dog, a cat and a rabbit - who are infused into prototype combat suits equipped with various weaponry. Thanks to chips in their skulls, they're allowed to speak. This trio breaks free and We3 tells of their perilous return home. The series was released in 2004 and was illustrated by Frank Quitely.
"It was at New Line," says Murphy. "But the new New Line doesn't want to do these kinds of movies. We have two really good prospects. [Producer] Susan [Montford] was able to get this film going just based on the treatment before the comic so we've been on this a while."
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A dog, a cat, and a rabbit need a home - that’s not just a way-oversimplified description of the plot of "We3," but also the status of the film version of Grant Morrison’s mini-series about animal soldiers.
Since "We3" was originally optioned to New Line - and since New Line has since imploded/been absorbed into Warner Bros. - Morrison said the producers behind the project got the option back and have made quick progress with it. While at New Line, "We3" was considered by over a dozen directors but no one signed on. Now, Morrison said, "we have a director attached," and while he wouldn’t reveal who that was, he said it was a "big, hot director" as well as a "real cool guy." Guess that narrows the field.
While the "Watership Down"-meets-"RoboCop" project was still with New Line, Grant Morrison also wrote the screenplay, which is now making it easier for them to find a studio other than New Line. "I put all the scenes that I couldn’t fit in the comic back in the screenplay, to the point where the screenplay is actually better than the original comic," he said. And because it’s better, it got good reviews, and those reviews are having "quite a positive effect," Morrison said. "We’re going out with it now to the studios, and a lot of studios are interested. It’s looking as good as it’s been in a long time."
If things continue to work out, Morrison might even get to make his cameo as a shady government figure when the dog, cat, and rabbit - otherwise known as Weapons 1, 2, and 3 - take on yet another cyber-enhanced animal, known as Weapon 4. The assassin animals would be CGI, but the rest of the film would be live-action. "I’m really looking forward to it," Morrison said.
In seinem Forum schreibt der Produzent Don Murphy...
[...] We’re also trying to put together some films pre-strike. Some you have heard of like WE 3 and BIBLIONAUTS and one that just rocks called 30 MINUTES OR LESS. Some will come together and some will take longer but Angryfilms never gives up! [...]
CS! sprach mit dem Produzenten Don Murphy...
[...] Murphy also told us about a comic-based project that Angry Films is developing and hoping to get a director on soon, that being their movie based on Grant Morrison's mini-series WE3. "He wrote the comic and the script and it's the most insane mash-up in the history of movies if we pull it off. It's 'The Incredible Journey' meets 'Terminator.' Basically, the animals have been experimented on by the government and they're put into these combat suits, and then they escape and want to go home, and the government's like, 'They're heavily armed. Get them!' It's very cool."
"We do films that we like to see," Murphy explained. "We tend to think that you gotta cut through the clutter, so you gotta do something that people haven't seen before. 'Terminator animals' or a horror film about people that watch horror films or Kim Basinger fighting for her life, these are all things that you haven't seen before." [...]
Writer Grant Morrison is in negotiations to adapt his "We3" comic book into a feature film for New Line Cinema says Reuters. Don Murphy is producing.
"We3" was a three-issue limited series written by Morrison and drawn by Frank Quitely. It revolved around three pets -- a dog, a cat and a bunny -- kidnapped from their homes by the government and hard-wired into military battle suits, turning into robo-assassins.
When their government masters deem them expendable, they break out into the free world and try to find their true home, all the while reverting to their more traditional animallike behavior.
Insiders describe the tale as "Homeward Bound" meets "The Terminator." If the project goes forward, it would be a rare effects-heavy pic for the studio as the animals would be entirely computer generated.
Bei Newsarama gibt es ein Interview mit Grant Morrison, inkl. zahlreichen Bildern aus dem "We3"-Comic...
Bei CBR gibt es ein Interview mit Grant Morrison...
DVD & Video
Offizielle Infos zum Comic...
Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely
We3: Band #1
108 Seiten (April 2008)
Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely
96 Seiten (26. August 2005)
Grant Morrison, Frank Quitely
104 Seiten (Juli 2005)
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