Marvel Hires Screenwriters to Develop new Superhero Films…

yay!

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SciFiWire:

…With more than 5,000 crime fighters and villains in its library, Marvel Entertainment is assembling a group of screenwriters who will pen scripts for various properties Marvel wants to develop, Variety reported….

…Marvel will invite up to five writers each year to work on specific projects, a source familiar with the deal told the trade paper. Those could include staffers behind Marvel’s comic books….

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MTV:

As Variety reports, “gathering of scribes will help Marvel come up with creative ways to launch its lesser-known properties, such as Black Panther, Cable, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Nighthawk and Vision.”

Some of these films have been rumored for quite a while — whispers of a Ray Park-starring “Iron Fist” date back to the early 2000s. Others, such as “Cable” and “Vision,” are rather obscure properties for a mainstream call-out, though it’s nonetheless an excellent day in geekdom to hear news about a “Nighthawk” feature from a Hollywood trade paper…

…“Before the writers are even allowed to come in and meet, they must sign a non-disclosure agreement and a 70-page, non-negotiable contract,” reports DHD’s Nikki Finke. “Among other things, the contract gives Marvel ownership over everything the writers create during the one year term of [the] deal, plus a first look and last refusal to any and all projects the writers have previously written or will write for 24 months in the future.”

No doubt a hefty price, but for the right comic book minded scrivener, it could be well worth the cost. Just imagine a Brian K. Vaughan-penned adaptation of “Doctor Strange: The Oath” as part of this new directive. The possibilities are endless!…

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March 27, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Art, Entertainment, Fantasy, Film, Popular Culture, Sci Fi.

One Comment

  1. estefany replied:

    kool! i would love to see more kool comics and movies where these superheroes fight kool villains.

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