Oh, why did this happen now?
When I was 12 and Frank Miller was the long haired, cool looking rock star among comic creators, I wished that Hollywood would worship him and see him for the genius he was. Now, as a 34 years old, I still see Miller's work as brilliant, but also sadly pubescent and overly macho the way a four or five year old boy is macho when he wants ice cream now and that means he gets ICE CREAM NOW DAMMIT!
I still enjoy Frank's long overdue rise to power and I hope he finds great achievement in his film version of the great Will Eisner's The Spirit, which is genius on a more eloquent level. I only wish that Alan Moore could be heralded the way that Miller is. I wonder what Moore thinks of this.
Ronin is the next thing I read after Batman: The Dark Knight Returns kicked my ass into my brain. It's good. Really good and really violent. Not Watchmen, not even close, but good.
Five year old violent kid. Is it really a wonder that Hollywood loves Frank Miller, but doesn't get Alan Moore? Someday someone will..
The Hollywood Reporter has the story (here)
Warners ready for Miller's 'Ronin' comic
By Borys Kit
May 2, 2007
The next Frank Miller adaptation is one step closer to the big screen.
"Ronin," an early Miller comic miniseries from the early 1980s, has landed at Warner Bros. Pictures, which has acquired feature film rights. Sylvain White ("Stomp the Yard") is in negotiations to direct.
Miller, a comic book auteur, has developed a Hollywood following, with such titles as "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns" and "Sin City," which Robert Rodriguez adapted into a 2005 film. Miller's "300," adapted by Zack Snyder, cut its way to $206.9 million at the domestic boxoffice. Miller created "Ronin," published by DC Comics, after his acclaimed run on the Marvel Comics series "Daredevil" in the early '80s.
The story centers on a ronin who is reincarnated in a dystopic near-future New York populated by squatters, factions and mutants. The ronin must try to destroy a demon with a mystic sword, which also is found in New York.