"GearHead" ist die Verfilmung der gleichnamigen Comic-Serie von Dennis Hopeless & Kevin Mellon...
Shelby Cooper lives just outside a world of spandex politicians and electric cars - but screw them and their world! She's a hot chick with a hotrod! She drives fast, talks trash, and hurts people with a big-ass wrench. What does any of that have to do with super powers? Well...on a mission to find her brother and in search of the destiny she never knew she had, Shelby's life is about to get interesting. Join her on a 4-issue road trip that leads from the drag strip all the way to the White House. Like her father before her, she is GearHead!
"GearHead" kommt nicht vor 2015 in die Kinos...
Hollywood’s comic book crush has churned out its share of movie options, but for the "Gearhead" creative team of writer Dennis Hopeless and artist Kevin Mellon, lightning’s struck twice.
"Gearhead" made headlines this week with the announcement that it had been picked up by "Incredible Hulk" and "Punisher: War Zone" producer Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures. This marks the second time the property has been optioned in less than two years - the first deal with Toronto-based Darius Films, expired this past summer.
The four-issue "Gearhead" miniseries through Arcana Comics follows mechanic bombshell Shelby as she seeks her destiny on the outskirts of a super hero-imposed utopia. Along the way she discovers a heritage she never knew and, among other adventurous activities, takes up beating bad guys with a giant wrench.
Hopeless and Mellon said that although Darius had some great ideas on how to adapt the concept to the big screen, ultimately Valhalla’s resources and super hero experience won them over.
"We threw in everything from zombie bartenders to superhero politicians to a post-apocalyptic desert [in the comic]," said Hopeless, "A smaller film would have to throw out most of that due to [a lack of] money. Valhalla seems to be in a position to keep that crazy, fun genre mix in."
Another good indicator of Valhalla’s commitment comes from Hurd herself, who recently commented that "Juno’s" Ellen Page would make a great character in "Gearhead," a sentiment Hopeless and Mellon strongly agreed with.
"I designed Shelby as an amalgam of a couple of different Hollywood actresses and a few women I’ve known in my life, and Ellen has a lot of all of their qualities in spades," said Mellon. "If I’d seen ‘Hard Candy’ before working on ‘Gearhead,’ I’d probably have modeled Shelby more on Ellen to begin with."
Hopeless agreed, but emphasized the importance of another, less human character. "They have to get the car right," said Hopeless, "Big, heavy ’50s hot rod. Solid steel, white walls and a big block. Very important."
Despite busy comic book schedules, both Hopeless and Mellon said they’d be excited to contribute to the film, should the opportunity arise.
"If given the chance, I’d love to redesign everything and do storyboards or concept art," said Mellon.
"I would do whatever they asked me," said Hopeless, "I love these characters and writing them certainly doesn’t feel like work."
Though it’s too early for some predictions, the team is optimistic for the overall future of the project.
"It’s a totally different ball-game than before, and we’re two years wiser on dealing with this (movie) stuff, so I’m hoping for the best," said Mellon.
"There are a lot of ideas to work with and the director will be able to pick and choose without losing track of the story," said Hopeless, "As long as it feels like ‘Gearhead’ and kicks ass, I’ll be happy."
Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Motion Pictures has gotten into gear for "Gearhead," buying the film rights to the graphic novel.
Hurd will produce "Gearhead," which was created by Dennis Hopeless and Kevin Mellon and published as a four-issue series by Arcana Comics.
Story revolves around a young woman who leaves the drag strip to team up with a group of rebels to fight the corrupt superheroes who govern the U.S.
Hurd and Valhalla most recently produced "The Incredible Hulk" for Marvel and the upcoming "Punisher: War Zone," due to be released Dec. 5.
Arcana Comics has published more than 150 original comicbooks and graphic novels as a division of Arcana, owned by CEO Sean O'Reilly. Titles include "The Clockwork Girl" and "Kade"; company also develops existing brands for Disney, Sony, Capcom and HBO.
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Offizielle Infos des "GearHead"-Illustrators Kevin Mellon...
Dennis Hopeless, Kevin Mellon
120 Seiten (7. Mai 2008)
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