While everyone was following the play-by-play of the Bendis/Kirkman discussion from this weekend’s Baltimore Comic Con, this one seemed to sneak up on us, and it looks like a lot of fun.
At the Image panel a Madman: The Movie project was announced, written by Mike Allred and featuring artwork by Darwyn Cooke. Although Comic Book Resources’ panel report didn’t include details on when we could expect it, I’m a big fan of both men’s work and can say I’ll be looking forward to Cooke’s interpretations of Allred’s characters whenever it does eventually come out.
Allred drops by our comments section to clarify what was announced:
Yeah, dunno how this got so wonky, but Darwyn and frequent inker, J. Bone are doing a KILLER story for MADMAN Atomic Comics no.14. Not a movie adaptation.
Bone wrote the story outline and Darwyn is drawing it. The three of us jammed on the final wrap around cover which you see in part here.
The story involves Frank “Madman” Einstein and his girl, Joe, going to a “Movie studio fun park”. That somehow became misinterpreted as what has been reported here.
The MADMAN MOVIE continues to move forward with Robert Rodriguez, slowly but surely. I’ve been working with him and George “Swimming With Sharks” Huang on putting together the best possible MADMAN movie for several years. I’m confident that we are well over halfway there.
And THRILLED with where we are on our progress and BLOWN AWAY with what Darwyn and J. are doing with their far out MADMAN tale!
So, there is very very much to be excited about, but to be very clear, it is NOT an adaptation of the movie.