I, for one, and tired of comic book movies. In the worst way. And hey, I loved the Dark Knight trilogy, and I liked Avengers, but I'm bored of the same ol' thing coming out every year.
Amazing Spider-man nearly killed. Iron Man 3 does not interest me in the least. Thor 2? Eh. Guardians of the Galaxy? Nope. Batman Reboot? Can we just leave well enough alone?
I know that people will rush out and say that there is some obligation to stock holders and investors to make the movies that are the most commercial. Fine, I guess.
But can we try something different? Now, I'm all for there being little or no more comic adaptations. It's already a visual medium, and if the filmmakers don't have an interesting or unique take on the material (Chris Nolan) what the hell is the point? Just read the freaking comic if you want the story.
But as there is seemingly no end in sight, and we are apparently nowhere near the comic movie equivalent to carrying capacity, I guess I'll just grin and bear it. And make suggestions as to ideas that could be done, on a lower budget, with many more creative elements that haven't really been done in comic movies before.
Abraham Van Helsing at all) we don't see the complete and utter ruin of a really cool character concept. I rather liked the Bram Stoker novel, and I liked the character of Abraham Van Helsing, and his legacy and lineage are done really well in this series.
As well, you have an interesting dynamic between Seras and Alucard that makes for an interesting watch. In fact, after the crappy representation of vampires that Twilight threw our way, Hellsing would be a refreshing change of pace, and a nice step back into real vampires.
Okay, so a Spawn film has been made before. And it was stupid. Utterly unlike the character. And I'm not a Spawn fan. In an effort to apparently market the film to a younger audience, they made the movie a very boring, generic super hero film, and explored none of the deeper issues and concepts of the source material. (This is a problem with the moral authority of the MPAA and studios desperate to satisfy these morality fascists. See also; Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat Annihilation.)
Lost at Sea
From the guy who did Scott Pilgrim, this would be an interesting graphic novel to adapt. Instead of super heroes and the like, you'd have a road trip movie of sorts, that has a lot of visual opportunities that would have to excite any director, especially those of the art house crowd.
It's an odd one, but it could be shot on a dime, and would be a heck of a nice existential piece that I for one would be in line to see. Hell, I would LOVE to direct this, with my buddy Nick writing the adaptation of the novel.
Well, I can dream.
And those are just a few suggestions. I know there have been talks about a Spawn reboot for some time, and I don't know about the other two, but it would be nice to see someone in Hollywood thinking outside of the box when it came to comic movies, instead of treading on familiar and tired ground.