Bryan Singer Circling New Regency's Freedom Formula
by Alex Billington
March 23, 2009
Fox and New Regency are developing an adaptation of the comic book series "Freedom Formula: Ghost of the Wasteland." Newcomer Michael Finch, who sold his first script Medieval for six figures a few weeks ago, will write the screenplay for Freedom Formula, while Bryan Singer is being eyed as director. Radical Publishing, who prints the series, teamed up with Singer last year at Comic-Con. The futuristic comic series is about pilots who battle in racing exo-suits called Vicious Cycles (VXs). One of the young racers, Zee, is a genetically engineered racer who learns his bloodline has the power to change society.
"Mike Finch came up with an incredible take that goes deeper into the mythology of the source material," said Radical's president Barry Levine. As much as I absolutely love X-Men 2, I'm not exactly anxious to see Bryan Singer get back to the comic book genre. In fact, I'd love to see him direct The Prisoners, the revenge project with Mark Wahlberg attached, first, then potentially direct Freedom Formula afterward, although I'm nervous about Fox handling this. I'll be looking into this comic series more this week, as this is the first I've heard of it, but it sounds pretty cool and I've got a feeling Singer could do a great job adapting it.
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Sounds like another avenue to follow the upcoming anime-inspired flicks
Jaf on Mar 24, 2009
I totally agree with you Alex. As much as I loved X-men 2, Superman Returns was a big let down for me. He should stick with The Prisoners.
Jamie on Mar 24, 2009
atg2040 on Mar 24, 2009
This sounds like an action movie. I like Singer but that isn't really his strong suit. It makes me nervous for him. He should do something psychological instead. The Prisoners sounds like a better fit.
Wilma on Mar 24, 2009
this movie will flop cause FOX is involved.
movieboy1 on Mar 24, 2009
you had me at exo-suits.
Matt Suhu on Mar 24, 2009
big budget,based on anime,comic or manga,byran singer & giant exo-suits sounds fucking great a little downer that fox is behind it.could be like another speed racer or dragonball lets hope not.
zetsu on Mar 24, 2009
I am strongly reminded of IGPX. Anybody else?
Jack on Mar 24, 2009
Why couldn't Lex Luthor have had an exo-suit? Guess it had no "verisimilitude". Too bad "verisimilitude" requires there be no excitement or imagination in a film.
Macross on Mar 24, 2009
it does remind me of igpx alot also haha
JJJT on Mar 24, 2009
so this is speed racer meets transformers. im down with it. i just finished watching x2. i am trying to regain respect fro bryan singer.
Darrin on Mar 24, 2009
Sounds badass. Hopefully Singer has the chops. I have enough faith in him.
David Wilson on Mar 24, 2009
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