Sunday, 23 January 2011
Aronofsky's New Comic
The director of Black Swan and The Wrestler, Darren Aronofsky, is soon to make quite an impact on the comic world. Not only is he directing the not-quite-a-sequel The Wolverine, he's writing a comic book that he plans to make into a film.
It's not the first time Aronofsky's delved into the medium (see The Fountain and the comic tie-in to Pi) but this is certainly getting the most attention.
In an interview with Clothes on Film, he said, "We're doing a comic book of a script that's really hard to make and we're going to do a comic version first and see what happens."
Aronofsky raises the valid point that comics make pitching a movie quite a bit easier. It's like a ready-made storyboard demonstrating your vision much more effectively than a 150-page script. It's already been shown with relatively fringe comics like Scott Pilgrim, Wanted and Kick-Ass and now Mark Millar is working on Kick-Ass 2 and Nemesis with the intention of having them made into films from the offset. Comics and films are becoming more and more entwined with a bigger movie presence at comic conventions every year and non-comics films, like Inception and Tron, getting comic book tie-ins and prequels. Is this the way forwards for the entire film industry? Definitely not but it could help films reach the screens that were previously considered impossible to make... hopefully that's a good thing!