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Fantasy author Neil Gaiman would love it if someone turned his 8-part comic series, 1602, into a movie. That's what he told MTV anyway, and I gotta tell you I'm right there with him. For people like me who aren't so into the color and flash of superheroes in spandex, 1602 offers a grittier more lived in world in which the very same heroes exist. I don't know, planting Nick Fury, The X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Doctor Doom, Magneto and a pre-superpower Spider-man firmly in Elizabethan England just works for me on some intriguing stream-punk level. Said Gaiman about a possible movie from Marvel.

"I would love it if somebody made a 1602 movie. I would love to go and see that. That is something I would just love to sit in the audience and eat my popcorn on the first night and feel proud. "

"I think it's getting more and more likely as Marvel reclaims its film properties from all over the world. They're sort of making their own movies and putting them out through Paramount. So they're now in there with a chance."

Transporter 2 and Hulk directer Louis Leterrier has previsouly expressed interest in the project so who knows; now that Marvel is working hard to gain more control over filmed versions of their properties, a 1602 film could be closer than we think.

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Cyberhal (12 years ago) Reply

1602 is pretty much a genius work, I'm a big fan.


Anne (12 years ago) Reply

Oh, I have to say. A 1602 movie would be amazing, as long as it's well done.

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