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Old 09-01-09, 12:39 PM
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DC Comics' Deadman (Arcel, Del Toro) - News, Rumors, Cast, Etc

http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1

Nikolaj Arcel to take on 'Deadman'
WB, Guillermo del Toro to produce comic adaptation
By DAVE MCNARY

Danish helmer Nikolaj Arcel is on tap to bring "Deadman" to life for Warner Bros. with Guillermo del Toro, Angry Films' Don Murphy and Murphy's partner Susan Montford producing the DC Comics adaptation.

Deadman is the ghost of a murdered circus acrobat who has the power to possess the living in order to seek out his killer as well as to help the innocent. The character first appeared in 1967 and was created by writer Arnold Drake and artist Carmine Infantino.

Warner Bros. set up the project three years ago as a potential directing vehicle for del Toro, with Gary Dauberman penning the adaptation (Daily Variety, Dec. 4, 2006).

Arcel's directing credits include Danish films "King's Game" and "Island of Lost Souls."

He's repped by ICM.
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Old 09-01-09, 01:20 PM
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As long as they keep the quirky humor of the character, I'm there.
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Ditto. This should be interesting. Amazed to see WB picking this character but also pleased that maybe they're willing to take chances as well with the DC characters.
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Old 09-02-09, 12:49 PM
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Been one of my favorite comic characters since the 1970s, never thought I'd see a big budget Hollywood treatment.
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Big red collar or no big red collar? No big red collar, no sale. I mean it.
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Del Toro gives me a bit of Hope for this but I'm still kinda worried it'll get messed up.
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This will have to be a sarcastically dark tale. I'm hoping that Warner is getting desperate and is totally willing on risking it for obscure characters with a production team that is top-notch.
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