For those of you out there, who were hoping that Tinseltown would slow down, making all of those comic book flicks, you should just skip this post All others-Read on:
The Hollywood Reporter reports today that, after many false starts over the years, the Teen Titans are finally ready to fly to the big screen
Producers Akiva Goldsman and Kerry Foster have brought in writer Mark Verheiden to pen the screenplay. Verheiden has spent a lot of time writing for comics, superheroes on TV, and sci-fi movies.
The article states that longtime team member Nightwing (pictured) is expected to appear in the film.
Goldsman tells the trade that the tone of the movie will be similar to Batman Begins, Superman Returns, and the upcoming movie adaptation of Watchmen .
To be honest, I have never really been much into the Teen Titans all that much--save for Nightwing as a leader--given his backstory as Dick Grayson aka Robin...That said, Verheiden has a solid track record working on this kind of stuff--If he is at the top of his game, along with good casting and director choices, this could work out well.
Goldsman comparing the film to SR, BB, and the Watchmen is a little silly though. All three genre pics come from vastly different sources. Therefore, his statement implies that the tone of the film will be all over the place. Hmmm.