The Ghost Who Walks!

February 11, 2010 at 03:29:33
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Over the last five to ten years,it has been pure joy to see your childhood fav comic book heroes brought into reel life. The amazing and realistic special effects with new and sophisticated technology makes it a treat to watch a spiderman, a superman or a batman, x-men, etc. Though I'm no longer a child, I nevertheless absolutely loved them.

But the one childhood Hero that I would really, really love to see made into a movie is The Phantom, a.ka., The Ghost Who Walk. There do exist one with Billy Zane and Catherine Zeta Zones in it, however, that is highly negligible.

Now I, as well as millions of Phantom comic lovers out there I'm sure, am eagerly waiting and hoping that somebody would give life to the much beloved Hero. Preferably along the lines of The Dark Knight in terms of production, special effects, directions, good storyline etc., etc....Is anyone listening?

Any ideas to share on this anyone???

Ignorance Is Bliss!

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February 12, 2010 at 07:41:21
Good news:


The Phantom: Legacy

On December 15, 2008, it was announced that Sherlock Symington Productions had secured the rights to the Phantom, and are set to make a film called The Phantom: Legacy (unrelated to the Moonstone Books 2006 graphic novel of the same name and any other screen incarnation of the character). The film is set to have a budget of $130 million, and is written by Tim Boyle.

Bruce Sherlock, executive producer and head of Sherlock Symington Productions, said that The Phantom: Legacy would follow the lead of films like The Dark Knight and Iron Man, and present a serious treatment of the character. The film will be set in the present day, and revolves around the relationship between the Phantom and his son, and what it means to be the Phantom. Work on the film is expected to begin in 2009. The movie will be filmed in Australia, and producers are in talks with both Australian and international actors to work on the film.[70]

In an interview with Dark Horizons, Boyle said the film will feature two main antagonists, one taken from the comic and one created for the movie. The Phantom's costume is also expected to be updated for the screen, with Boyle seeking to make it more reality-based [71]. Characters such as Diana Palmer, Kit and Heloise Walker, Colonel Worubu, President Lamanda Luaga, and Guran will also appear. The film is said to be heavily focused on the mythology of the comics, with the origin of the 1st Phantom expected to be devoted a lot of screen time. The Phantom's eyes behind his mask will also be white, unlike what it has been in previous film-versions.[72] Actor Sam Worthington is considered to play the Phantom, after having worked with Boyle on the film Fink.[73]

Boyle was originally considered to direct the movie, but has confirmed he is only attached as the writer.[74]


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February 14, 2010 at 22:16:32
That is indeed a delightful news. I couldn't wait to see what they did with a budget of $130 million!

The Phantom characther is very strong, muscle-bound and extremely intelligent. His physical strength, strict moral code, rustic innocence when it comes to a woman, the legend surrounding him, highly skilled in hand-to-hand combat, etc all add to the intriguing hero that is The Phantom. Very much like The Batman.

Let them also focus on his skill as a fighter besides the Drama and Romance as well as his deadly marksmanship, but pray, don't let them over do it like some of John Woo's.....

This is something I am eagerly awaiting and I dare say there are millions of fans who are extremely knowledgeable about the character, and Bruce Sherlock better get Christopher Nolan quickly because they have a lot of expectations to live up to.

What say y'all?

Ignorance Is Bliss!

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March 15, 2010 at 22:37:26
I personally liked the version that came out for the old sega genisis. i didn't like the movie all that much but i loved that old game. just recently i took out my old genisis cleaned it up and finished that game. I wonder what they could do with this movie though i also like the comics and if they do it right they could make $$$. I certainly would c it.

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March 17, 2010 at 07:26:59
Anyone remember the cartoon Phantom 2040? I loved that show as a kid.

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March 17, 2010 at 13:43:48
exactly what i was referring to i loved it too but until someone else likes it that posts i don't admit it because some people (for some reason) hated that cartoon i on the other hand have been looking for the original for awhile (the movie) but to my surprise i can't find it anywhere. :(

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