Lloyd Levin Adapting Terry Moore's 'Echo' Comic Series
by Alex Billington
July 20, 2009
Given that Comic-Con is this week, you can expect a lot of comic book related news. Variety announces that producer Lloyd Levin has acquired rights to Echo, a comic book series by Terry Moore published by his Abstract Studio imprint. Levin co-produced Watchmen and also produced the two Hellboy movies and United 93. Echo tells the story of a photographer named Julie Martin who is preoccupied with her personal problems until she gets doused by liquid metal from a military experiment gone awry. She discovers she can now harness the power of a nuclear bomb, and soon the military wants its "walking weapon" for their use.
Variety explains that studios are looking for more comic book movies that might not be "superhero fare." Echo falls into that category in that, while she does have superpowers in essence, it's still about "a woman living in today's America who is dealing with a sudden unbelievable change to her daily life." Echo is yet another one of those comic books that I have never heard of but sounds actually pretty cool. Who knows if it'll make for a good movie or not, but at least the concept sounds interesting. And most importantly, it's about a female character, which we don't see that often in comic book movies. Anyone read this comic?
Dan W on Jul 20, 2009
I've not heard of Echo, but Terry Moore's Strangers in Paradise is superb. No super powers in there, but Echo probably has the human side down very well.
Mark on Jul 21, 2009
nelson on Jul 21, 2009
Haven't read it, but the character sounds a lot like Bombshell, a similarly radiation powered female character who has a shiny metal shell when she powers up. Currently in DC's Teen Titans for those of you who know who I'm talking about...
Tony on Jul 21, 2009
This series is fantastic. It's a fantastic drama, actually, far more character-based than anything in the shelves right now. It's very realistic. She doesn't become this super badass woman all of a sudden... So yes, if this is well adapated, this could be a terrific film.
ariel on Jul 21, 2009
I'm for it. I'm tired of dudes being in the spotlight all the time.
Ariel on Jul 22, 2009
Hey, fellow Ariel. Yeah, Terry Moore writes terrific female leads.
ariel on Jul 22, 2009
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