Tuesday, May 27, 2008

FILM: Green Arrow plot

Although I'm sure the fan base for The Green Arrow isn't as large as, say...Spiderman or even the Hulk, it's still interesting to check out the plot for the upcoming movie.

The most recent incarnation of the Green Arrow was showcased on "Smallville" with Justin Hartley ("Passions") donning the Robin Hood gear and stealthy arrows. But with the new wave of super hero flicks producing triple digit profits in the first weekend, Hollywood is restarting its search for fresh meat. The writer of Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, David Goyer, is producing this super hero tale, while Justin Marks, who wrote the upcoming Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, is screenwriting. Here's the plot for the movie that they're presently referring to as Supermax (as in super hero/villain maximum security prison):

“He’s Green Arrow for the first 10 minutes of the movie, and then he’s arrested and his secret identity is revealed. They shave his goatee and they take his costume and send him to prison for life, and he has to escape. It’s like ‘Alcatraz,’ and he has to team up with, in some cases, some of the very same villains he is responsible for incarcerating in order to get out and clear his name. Of course, tons of people try to kill him while he’s in there. We’ve populated the prison with all sorts of B and C villains from the DC Universe. For the fans, there will be all sorts of characters the hardcore comic book junkies will know, but they’re all going to be there under their human names and no one is wearing a costume, but there will be a lot of characters with powers and things like that.”

The coolest detail of the script is that The Joker, Lex Luthor, and The Riddler are inmates at Supermax. I feel bad for the guy who has to follow Heath Ledger's portrayal of The Joker, but as I've expressed before, super heroes/villains crossing over into each other's movies makes for an interesting movie-watching experience. So far, no word on who'll play the masked hero.

Click here to read the rest of the plot.

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