Titans Go Widescreen
Hollywood Reporter, DC's Teen Titans is the latest of
their properties to get optioned for the big screen, make
us drool with anticipation, and then wait while somebody has
to tell the producer "no, no polar bears, no giant spiders
and no shaolin monks..."
audition line starts here...
really, we could probably include shaolin monks on this
seriousness, we've got good news and bad news on this. The
bad news is that the guy that helped ruin Tim Burton's take
on Batman, Akiva Goldsman, will be producing through his
Weed Road Productions. The good news is that he's only producing,
not writing. That chore has been handed over to Mark Verheiden,
creator of Timecop and The Mask, who's
also spent a lot of time overseeing Smallville and
Battlestar Galactica . Soon we'll also be seeing his
hopefully brilliant script in My Name Is Bruce.
claims to want to keep this film in the vein of current
productions like "...Batman Begins, Superman Returns
and the upcoming Watchmen." (Notice there
is no "the" in the title. Huzzah!) However, that
might be bad news for the generation of fans who think of
the supergroup in terms of Cartoon
Network's animated series.
word has leaked as to which characters are supposed to be
in the movie, but the article vaguely commits to Nightwing.
You just know that Beast Boy has to be in there; two or
three transformations would be money shots for the production.
We'd also have to go with Starfire, because what producer
in his right mind would pass the chance to have a hot orange
alien princess in his film? Maybe we shouldn't answer that.
of course follows on the heels of Warner Brothers' announcements
in recent months of film adaptations of both Justice
League and Metal Men. The Hollywood Reporter
also cites Goldsman as developing Doom Patrol and