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03 August 2010 @ 07:24 pm
Let's get meta!  
Ooh, the producer behind Watchmen secured the rights to Mage: The Hero Discovered. Fingers crossed.

Unfortunately, SyFy is hard at work on seven new genre series. A couple don't sound terrible, but they don't have a great track record.

OK, one more: ICv2's Comic-Con trends and takeaways.

Jake Thrashjakethrash on August 4th, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
I liked Mage: the Hero Discovered...

But I have no idea how well it would translate into a movie. I think it would have a hard time find the right audience to appreciate it.

Kind of like "Knight's Tale" with Heath Ledger. On the surface, it looks like a straightforward medieval story, but with some subtle contemporary references mixed in (especially the soundtrack) and it's just off-center enough to make it *not* a medieval story.

Mage has the Arthurian legend below the surface, but Excalibur is a magical glowing baseball bat. It's going to be a challenge to find an audience that can appreciate that.
PMMJ: Moviescheetahmaster on August 10th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
The visuals are there, and that's a good start. It will definitely be a challenge.
blackflame2180blackflame2180 on August 5th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
I dunno, SyFy has been doing pretty well of late. I like SGU and Warehouse 13; while not all those series are going to be hits, I can see one or two of them doing it. The key thing with SyFy shows is if the cast gels.

I'm excited about the American Being Human. Think that's going to go a long way...
PMMJ: TVcheetahmaster on August 10th, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
You're right on the casting, but that only goes half the way from taking a show from 'good' to 'great.' Honestly, Fox has a better track record than SyFy for genre shows, and that's embarrassing for everyone involved.

As a fan of the British Being Human, I can't imagine the need for an American one, nor can I really see it working. I'm happy to be wrong, of course, but yeah.