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Webcomics to film--Name your picks!!!

Spiderman, Batman, X-Men, and other big name PRINT comics to film not withstanding, I don't think there's EVER been a movie made that was based on a webcomic before. Ok, imagine there's a big name hollywood producer with $100 million budget who's just dying to make the very first webcomic movie. What is the webcomic(s) that you think would make a cool movie? Dee - GAAK writer dude

You know what? I've never

You know what? I've never read Schlock Mercenary. I'm gonna go check it out now. G.A.A.K: Groovy Ass Alien Kreatures It's like The Goonies meets The Invaders from Mars. Mondays and Fridays.

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I think I'd go with Schlock

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I think I'd go with Schlock Mercenary not just because I'm a die-hard science fiction geek but because of the spectacular visuals and the far reaching epic story line... Heck it probably wouldn't fit in a movie. Go with a long range serial on Scifi Channel.
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-Grumps! The blue rinse set

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-Grumps! The blue rinse set will love it

-The doctor pepper show... (I can see the t-shirts at hot topic already)

-My comic toy division...if it is directed by Tinto Brass (I know he is dead, but that doesn't really matter does it) and has heaps of pointless arty nudity.

I think kids (and grownups)

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I think kids (and grownups) everywhere would love "The Unfeasible Adventures of Beaver & Steve : The Movie" :D

Vexxarr

Aardman would do a great claymation job on Vexxarr, I'm certain.

D101

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Oh. I already did this somewhere. I'm gonna say the same answer then, Demonology 101. It's an oldy, but a goody. And it actually has an ending written already.

Jonathon Dalton
A Mad Tea-Party

Jonathon Dalton
A Mad Tea-Party

Lackadaisy

Lackadaisy is still young, but I'd bet it would make a great 2D animated flick.

Pupkin. Live action, not

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Pupkin. Live action, not animated. Like the Garfield movies or whatever. Oh, baby.

Joey
www.webcomicsnation.com

Joey Manley, you have forced my hand.

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I must repost the fake VARIETY article prank from 2002...

Dimension pops for 'Pupkin'
Net ani laffer heading to big screen times three, 'Hardball' scribe attached
By CHARLES LYONS

Ending a fierce bidding war, Dimension Films has acquired the rights to develop and produce three big-budget live-action/CGI features based on Web-animated property "Pupkin" from 21-year old animator Bobby Crosby in a deal valued at high six figures against low seven figures. "Hardball" and "Summer Catch" scribe John Gatins is attached to script the adaption, and a bevy of directors and actors (from "Harry Potter" mega-helmer Chris Columbus to "Everybody Loves Ramond" star Brad Garrett) are eyeing the project.

Crosby created the Web-feature on a whim earlier this year, posting it to bobbycrosby.com just for laughs. The daily animated serial, about a talking, pumpkin-shaped hound dog who attends high school alongside human teenagers and battles zombies and other supernatural nasties, immediately found a wide college-age audience despite controversy generated by a scathing review on popular internet watchdog site SomethingAwful.com.

In November Dimension co-chair Bob Weinstein was e-mailed a link to the "Pupkin" home page by friend and comic strip fanatic Ben Affleck, who plays a comic character himself in Fox's upcoming "Daredevil". "Ben told me I would flip over it, and I flipped like a frog in heat, no question," said Weinstein. "'Pupkin' is the most original comic strip since 'Bloom County.' The surreal misadventures of this fat orange dog will make great material for the trilogy of films we have planned."

Dimension is eyeing an October 2004 release for first pic, seeing the Halloween holiday as perfect time to market and release film about a dog who brings to mind a Jack-O-Lantern.

Crosby is younger brother to fellow Web-animator Cris Crosby, who founded online animation site KeenSpot.com. Firm signed with management production outfit benderspink ("Cats and Dogs") in 2000 but deal has yet to bare fruit for the dotcom, which Bobby Crosby and his creations are not associated with.

Crosby was repped in deal by Endeavor and attourney Stan Goldman.

I'd have to say that Athena

I'd have to say that Athena Voltaire was one of the most cinematic webcomics that I'd ever seen. Sort of Indiana Jones meets Tomb Raider. It just seemed made for the big screen. Dee G.A.A.K: Groovy Ass Alien Kreatures It's like The Goonies meets The Invaders from Mars. Mondays and Fridays.

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Hmm. Good question. I could

Hmm. Good question. I could list my favorite comics, but some of those would not transition well to film. Hmmm...Gunnerkrigg Court?

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Metrophor, a webcomic of dystopian fantasy- http://metrophor.org

 

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Metrophor, a webcomic of dystopian fantasy- http://metrophor.org

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Shooting War.

I'm sure I could think of others, but despite all the webcomics I read, I'm drawing a blank at the moment.


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