Wants To Be Ultra Cool This Fall...
a tip of the hat to Cinescape,
it seems that Variety reports a possibility of another comic
book property making it to the small screen.
ready for the big time.
Hall, creator of Joan of Arcadia, has gotten the
greenlight for a pilot (not a series commitment) taken from
the comic book mini-series Ultra. She will produce
in conjunction with David Engel and David Alpert.
Variety and Cinescape erroneously report this as her own
comic book, when readers of Fanboy Planet know perfectly
well that it's the brainchild of The
Luna Brothers, the hot writer/artist team that Mario
Anima interviewed about a year ago.
creating Ultra, they have gone on to the mini-series Girls
and are currently drawing Spider-Woman: Origin
for Marvel Comics.
We're just giving credit where credit is due. What Variety
did get right was their basic description of the series,
which does sound like something that would completely catch
a TV executive's ear.
reports it thusly: "The story revolves around a female
superhero who must contend with saving the world while pursuing
a life as a single girl in the city. In the comicbook, which
parodies celebrity magazines, Ultra's alter ego, Pearl Penalosa,
is a semi-icon who graces billboards advertising popular
take issue with some of the wording, but that's just me
pushing my glasses up my nose. By many accounts, Joan
of Arcadia was a pretty good series that turned a little
dark and uncompromising, a factor that makes Barbara Hall
a pretty good TV producer in my book. And if Barbara Hall
would like to talk to Fanboy Planet about her hopes for
Ultra, hey, consider this an open invitation.
the original mini-series -- Ultra: Seven Days