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To Get Blood From A...Oh, Heck, Bad Metaphor...
Geoff Johns launched
his website this week with the
news that he has dipped his toe back in the waters of Hollywood. No,
he's not adapting Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. to film (though he'd
still like to). Instead, he has taken on the somewhat surprising role
of Consulting Producer for Marvel Productions' two-hour pilot of the
recent mini-series Bloodstone.
Intended for the
Sci Fi Network, here's what Johns has to say about the pilot on his
helping to steer the creative ship in the right direction. I'm working
with a bunch of terrific people at Marvel Studios and our show-runner,
Chris Ruppenthal (Quantum Leap, Outer Limits). We want to create fun
and engaging characters, find the right tone – staying away from camp,
I hate camp – and figure out the balance between action, comedy and
horror. It's a great job."
We asked Geoff for
a little more information, pointing out that the comic book certainly
invited comparisons to a certain Vampire Slayer (teen-aged girl discovers
that her heritage means she is a super-powered monster hunter). What
will the TV pilot do to not appear as a knock-off?
a character -- a partner of sorts. I can't say anything about it yet,
but it's cool.
You'll also see
the mechanics are very different than Buffy but that's more detailed
With Jeph Loeb working
on Buffy The Animated Series and Geoff working on Bloodstone,
you have to wonder when AOL/TimeWarner is going to wake up and let their
hot comics writers actually steer their own properties to either TV
or the Silver Screen. (You can read Geoff's dream movie plans in our
interview with him from last fall.)
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