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quietearth [Celluloid 10.05.09] Poland movie news scifi comic



Thanks to our friends over at Opium, we've got word (and translations) that the Polish cult scifi/detective comic Funky Koval will be getting a big screen adaptation in the range of $30 Million dollars. Comic artist Bogusław Polch has sold the rights to an unknown indie producer in America, and on the last day of the Lodz International Festival of Comics he confirmed that shooting would begin soon. This news comes on the heels that Tokiopop will be publishing the comic in both the US and Japan. Production will take 2-3 years (really?!) and before the premier, Bogusław Polch will put out 4 new episodes of the comic.

Here's some details via Wikipedia:
The plot resolves around the figure of former military pilot and now space detective, Funky Koval, who with his friends and colleagues from private detective agency "Universs" solves various cases in the futuristic world of 2080s. His investigations will range from corruption in the police and government, through fighting cultists and terrorists, investigating missing spaceships and illegal slave camps, to the mystery of the Drolls aliens, who seem to have a much more advanced technology than the humans, and whose plans for the humanity - if any - remain a mystery.

And you can find some sample pages after the break.





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soundnfury (9 years ago) Reply

Boom-shakalaka! Oh, I really hope they don't fuck it up... I used to love this comic so much. Too bad it was never properly concluded. But, four new chapters... Here's hoping.

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soundnfury (9 years ago) Reply

So, I've had a look at the original source of the story (http://film.netbird.pl/a/522/23684,1) and my enthusiasm has dropped off a tad. On the off-chance that anyone's actually reading the comments section, here are the details:

The screenplay has been more or less finalized. It is currently in its fourth incarnation and, allegedly, each iteration has been moving farther away from the source material. (Not sure how to feel about this...)

At the moment, no director or lead actors are attached to the project.

The movie will be an adaptation of the first book, Funky Koval: Breathless. (Possibly the first installment of a cycle? The book ends with a cliffhanger, so...)

The contract specifies that there will be four books published prior to the release of the movie. At no point is it stated that these will be four *new* books, so most likely we are looking at the three books originally released 1987-92 (and I hope to God they color-correct them) plus the long-awaited final chapter.

That is all.

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DmooN (9 years ago) Reply

Soundfury, you're propably right about the new books. It looks like my enthusiasm towards these news made me a little bit too optimistic;)

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Anonymous (9 years ago) Reply

it s true! the movie is being made. look : twitter.com/funkykoval

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Anonymous (9 years ago) Reply

CAST ( main characters ):

Funky Koval - Josh Holloway or Hugh Jackman
Brenda Lear - Anna Przybylska or Ewangeline Lily

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lobotoja (9 years ago) Reply

the precision of the line is timeless

cast
funky koval- me ;)
brenda - some hot chick ;p

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jeff D. (8 years ago) Reply

i just saw their link to the website! i guess finally they started moving! :) (i put the link in the permalink)

@ lobotoja: i think u meant to say "Funky Koval- ME!"
(u r not cool enough)
brenda? not sure yet too many hot options... like roselyn sanchez

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comiclover ron (8 years ago) Reply

here is the address to the (i think) official site: http://www.funkykovalmovie.com

and apparently they are looking at Matthew McCounaghey
according to Borys Szyc (a polish actor )who was interviewed on a talk show here is the link (in polish):
http://www.in.com/videos/watchvideo-funky-koval-borys-szyc-i-matthew-mcconaughey-8609811.html#Thankyou

will update when i know more...

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mtwentz (8 years ago) Reply

Brenda Lear should be played by Jennifer Connelly :]

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Anonymous Coward (8 years ago) Reply

Oh cool that was the best comic I've ever read!

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s dudek (8 years ago) Reply

@anonymous.. i agree 100% !

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freddie (8 years ago) Reply

here you go : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1869438/

just saw it :)

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freddie (8 years ago) Reply

here is the permalink sorry (the text box doesnt allow html)

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gore (7 years ago) Reply

it's cool , somebody make 'Chninkel' or 'Thorgal' also


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