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Guillermo del Toro Developing Adaption of DC's Deadman

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August 30, 2009
Source: Bloody-Disgusting

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Yet another new comic book adaptation in the works (not a surprise). Bloody-Disgusting is reporting that Guillermo del Toro is developing and producing an adaptation of the DC Comics character Deadman. Warner Brothers has apparently set Danish filmmaker Nikolaj Arcel, of Island of Lost Souls previously, to direct the Deadman movie. Not much else is known, except that it's being described as a Crow-esque thriller about a circus tightrope walker who is murdered and returns as a ghost with the ability to inhabit the bodies if others in order to find his killer. Thankfully this sounds like it'll be better than The Invisible.

Deadman first appeared in Strange Adventures #205 (in October 1967) and was created by Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino. This is admittedly the first time I've even heard of this character, but he sounds like he has an intriguing story that could make for a great movie. Of course, without too much to go off of, it's hard to tell this early if it'll be any good, but there is one big factor that makes a difference - Guillermo del Toro. Any time he's involved on something it usually means the filmmaker attached is talented and that the source material is strong enough for a great cinematic story. I trust that's the case on this Deadman movie.

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Reader Feedback - 18 Comments

1

Boston Brand is such an awesome character in the comics. I'm sure this is gonna rock.

In_rainbows on Aug 30, 2009

2

its about time.

darrin on Aug 30, 2009

3

deadman will make a pretty fucking cool movie but i want to see the flash,the spectre,captain marvel,lobo,wonder woman,nightwing,batman 3,another superman & justice league movie.

zetsu on Aug 30, 2009

4

YES! Once DC gets the ball rolling there'll be no stopping.

SlashBeast on Aug 30, 2009

5

Isn't del Toro's plate full enough these days?

Dave Lister, JMC on Aug 30, 2009

6

Guillermo del Toro should come back and do Blade 4

mace on Aug 30, 2009

7

I've been a fan of Deadman,and that being said...This Is Awesome,can't wait for it to happen..

Cameron on Aug 30, 2009

8

Ha! I remeber him, awesome!

Xerxex on Aug 30, 2009

9

Are you serious about this being the first time you heard of Deadman? I think he is one of the best, most intriguing characters in comics let alone DC. I'm more of Marvel guy but, always thought that DC had one up on Marvel with this character cause of how different and controversial he is, especially when they created him. I'm VERY interested to see what del Toro has in store for this.

Superhaus on Aug 30, 2009

10

OHMAHGAWD! This si like all the things love the most rolled into one.. I cannot freaking wait!

CSpuppydog on Aug 30, 2009

11

#9 - I don't read that many DC Comics... So I only know there big chars like Supes, Batman, etc. Deadman is definitely not up there, so I've never really heard about him much.

Alex Billington on Aug 30, 2009

12

So which creature is going to have eyes on it's hands in this movie?

1-7 on Aug 30, 2009

13

Of all the superheroes Guillermo could've have picked, I'm not surprised he'd pick up Deadman 🙂 I hope that Guillermo will remember that Deadman will always have that, "dead and loving it" vibe about him.

LW on Aug 30, 2009

14

I really enjoy deadman and this can be great. Plus with Del Toro in, this is gonna rock!

Ajax on Aug 30, 2009

15

Dead and loving it!

Governor on Aug 30, 2009

16

I saw Deadman on an episode of Justice League Unlimited. I didn't know who he was until then. That episode was really good and I wanted to see more of him. However, I do agree with #3...I'd like to see more of the main characters first (and don't forget GL). I think it would be cool to see Lobo and his bad azz bike on the next Superman movie. I can really see Superman and Lobo trying to tear each other apart and then having to work together to fight a greater threat. Then they go about their seperate ways. And then of course, a Lobo spinoff movie. And for God sakes, please make it rated R. LOL!!!

Lee on Aug 31, 2009

17

marvel has a better deadman this movie is a waste of time like superman returns lololol sorry i laugh everytime i think of superman returns

sam on Sep 4, 2009

18

@ 17 Which Deadman does Marvel have? Ghost Rider - Lol!

SlashBeast on Sep 7, 2009

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