Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Whiteout Movie Poster

Although I haven't read Greg Rucka's Whiteout before, it's definitely something I've been reading to since I've heard nothing but great stuff about it. I didn't know it was going to be made into a movie! But it is, and Wizard Universe published the movie poster with Kate Beckinsale playing the part of Agent Carrie Stetko:

Kate Beckinsdale strikes a familiar pose for the film’s chilling new poster
By Brian Warmoth
Posted July 31, 2007 3:15 PM

If this new poster for ‘Whiteout’—the upcoming film based on Greg Rucka’s acclaimed murder mystery set in the Antarctic wastes—looks familiar, it’s because the San Diego Comic-Con-launched image is a dead-on homage to Frank Miller’s cover artwork from the comic. Check them out side by side and try not to get cold shivers about this film, starring Kate Beckinsale as the snowbound Agent Carrie Stetko…

It seems like ever since the X-Men movie became a huge commercial success (after Batman and Robin bombed out in 1997 and effectively killed comic book movie franchies) in 2000, comic book-related movies have been on the up and up, with Hollywood taking a look at the available properties to see what could be optioned as the next big screen comic book movie.

There have been the trilogy of X-Men, Spider-man and Blade films, Batman Begins, Superman Returns, Hulk, Daredevil, Bulletproof Monk, Elektra, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer, Transformers, Ghost World, A History of Violence, Ghost Rider, 300, Sin City...and I'm sure many more which I can't remember at the moment.

In the next couple of years, we can expect sequels to Sin City, Batman, Superman, Hulk, and also the optioning of new properties involving Stardust, Captain America, Iron Man, Watchmen, Wanted...the list seems to go on and on!

I, for one, as a comic book aficionado, am extremely excited of course! Even though the movie might be bad, I can't really compain, since I'd be able to see famous comic book characters brought to life on the big screen! 'Tis a good time to be a comic book fanboy.

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