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Postby Fievel on Sun May 11, 2008 6:42 pm

Buck Rogers Movie..... it was inevitable.

Rumors of Frank Miller being involved, too.
Just rumors, but still... they involve Frank.
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Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Sun May 11, 2008 10:05 pm

Fievel wrote:Buck Rogers Movie..... it was inevitable.

Rumors of Frank Miller being involved, too.
Just rumors, but still... they involve Frank.


"The cheapness of the low-budget effects will be a running joke in the movie..."

I just lost interest.
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Postby TheButcher on Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:04 pm

From IGN: The Return of Buck Rogers

UPDATED: IGN has more info, straight from the production company.
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US, May 8, 2008 - IGN Movies has learned from a longtime reliable source that classic science fiction hero Buck Rogers will return to theaters courtesy of Nu Image/Millennium Films, the outfit behind the recent revivals of Rambo and Conan.

Not only that but we were told that none other than comic book icon-turned-filmmaker Frank Miller will direct it! Miller co-directed Sin City with Robert Rodriguez and is currently making his solo directorial debut with a big-screen adaptation of another pulp hero, Will Eisner's The Spirit.

Miller, we were told, is friends with Flint Dille, a comic book, TV and videogame writer and producer whose credits include serving as the story editor on the 1980s cartoon classics Transformers and G.I. Joe. Dille, according to his bio at the IMDB, inspired the name for Dillios, the lone Spartan survivor of the battle of Thermopylae, in Miller's graphic novel 300.

Dille is the grandson of John Dille, the newspaper publisher of Philip Francis Nowlan's Buck Rogers comic strips. The screen rights to the Buck Rogers character had long been held by Bruckheimer Films, who spent years developing an unrealized film adaptation, before they reverted back to the Dille Family Trust.

Flint Dille, who penned a Buck Rogers graphic novel in the 1990s, will write and produce the new Buck Rogers movie, which we were informed will be budgeted in the $40 million range. The cheapness of the low-budget effects will be a running joke in the movie, which will retain the campiness of the 1980s TV series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century starring Gil Gerard.

Buck Rogers has also been portrayed in a 12-part serial by Buster Crabbe and in a short-lived 1950s TV series by three different actors: Earl Hammond, Kem Dibbs and Robert Pastene. The character has also appeared in role-playing games and videogames.

As originally conceived by Nowlan, Buck Rogers was a U.S. military pilot who falls into a coma after being exposed to a gas and wakes up in the 25th century. Later as a comic strip character, Buck -- along with allies Wilma Deering and Dr. Huer -- fought cosmic villains such as the Mongols, Killer Kane and Ardala. Buck was updated to be an astronaut for the 1980s TV series.

UPDATED: IGN was contacted by Nu Image/Millennium Films who advised us that no deal is set yet for the rights or Miller, and that they are still mulling over director contenders.



Tyrone_Shoelaces wrote:
Fievel wrote:Buck Rogers Movie..... it was inevitable.

Rumors of Frank Miller being involved, too.
Just rumors, but still... they involve Frank.


"The cheapness of the low-budget effects will be a running joke in the movie..."

I just lost interest.



From IESB: Buck Rogers Feature Film Update
IESB's Robert Sanchez was on hand at last weeks Spike TV Scream 2008 Awards and spoke with The Spirit producer Deborah Del Prete. They spoke at length on what we can expect to see in the big screen adaptation of Will Eisner's The Spirit plus plans for sequels and what Frank Miller will be working on next.

A surprising part was when Del Prete made a reference to an old school sci-fi hero that Frank Miller would be bringing back to the big screen soon.

Sanchez immediately countered asking if it was Flash Gordon or Buck Rogers. She said she couldn't eloborate and that Frank would be making an announcement soon.

IESB quickly followed up with sources very close to the Miller camp who confirmed the sci-fi hero that Del Prete made a reference to was indeed BUCK ROGERS, so Stax's original scoop was correct, according to our sources, Miller will be doing Buck Rogers.

The IESB has placed a call to Nu Image/Millennium Films for comment and are awaiting a response at the time of this posting.

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Re: Buck Rogers

Postby buster00 on Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:53 am

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"What, are you dense? Are you ret@rded or something? Who the hell do you think I am?

I'm goddamn Buck Rogers."


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Buck Rogers

Postby TheButcher on Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:16 pm

From THR.com: Frank Miller eyes big-screen 'Buck Rogers'
Steven Zeitchik and Borys Kit wrote:Frank Miller and Odd Lot Entertainment, the creator and production company behind the upcoming comic-book adventure "The Spirit," are close to teaming again on the classic sci-fi property "Buck Rogers."

Odd Lot, the shingle run by Gigi Pritzker and Deborah Del Prete, is in negotiations to option the rights to "Rogers" from Nu Image/Millennium, which obtained those rights this year from the Dille Trust. Millennium is expected to get a credit on the movie but won't be involved in day-to-day production.

John Flint Dille, a friend of Miller's, operates the trust, which may have partly prompted rumors at the time of the Millennium acquisition that the comic auteur-turned-filmmaker might come aboard to direct. But Miller was not attached at the time; he only became involved when Odd Lot entered the picture.

Miller will write and direct his own big-screen take on the comic serial; while the creator has only begun to sketch ideas, it's expected to be a darker take, with many of Miller's signature visual elements and themes, such as corruption and redemption.

It's likely to be a priority project for Miller, though he has been mulling a "Sin City" sequel.

One of the first pop-culture vehicles to tackle the issue of space exploration, the story of Buck Rogers began life as a comic serial in the late 1920's and early '30's and has seen numerous film and television versions over the years.

ABC had a TV series in the '50s, and NBC produced a feature film and TV series in the late '70s and early '80s, which imagined the space explorer as someone who woke up in the 25th century to find Earth destroyed and was then consigned to roam distant planets.

The party that controls the underlying rights has the ability to make any movie of television series off the property. At the moment, Odd Lot is planning only on a feature film.

Miller is the acclaimed writer and illustrator behind the graphic novel franchise "Sin City," which became a hit for the Weinstein Co. in 2004. He also is behind Warners breakout "300." "The Spirit," which Lionsgate releases next week, examines the pulpy hero created by Miller mentor Will Eisner.
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Buck Rogers

Postby TheButcher on Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:18 pm

Elisabeth Rappe wrote:Miller has been rumored to have the directing job for months. He will be writing and sketching his own version of Buck Rogers and not surprisingly, it’s expected to be dark, with his usual focus on corruption, sex, and violence. As the original Buck Rogers was good, clean, all-American fun, you can expect a fair amount of controversy when his take is revealed.

It’s really quite surprising that Miller would get another directing job before “The Spirit” even hits theaters. Buzz on the comic legend’s debut has been mixed, and negative reviews are beginning to hit the press as we speak. Will Oddlot and Millennium regret they didn’t wait until the critical reviews and box office numbers were tallied?
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Re: Buck Rogers

Postby Spandau Belly on Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:52 am

I can't wait to see what lineup of tits and ass he comes up with for this one.

I think he should direct a full-on porn movie. I'm love to see him doing it stylized black and white with CGI backgrounds with animated semen flying everywhere.
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Re: Buck Rogers

Postby papalazeru on Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:32 pm

We've had better.

Someone in the Galactic Heavens gave us Farscape. Far superior on all counts.

Talking of which, to all UK'ers Peacekeeper Wars is on Terrestrial today. Watch it!
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Re: Buck Rogers

Postby TheButcher on Sat May 16, 2009 2:26 pm

From Variety:
Odd Lot Entertainment comes to Cannes with a major change at the top. Longtime Odd Lot Entertainment topper Deborah Del Prete has resigned her post after 23 years.

Del Prete has launched Coronet Films, which will have a multiyear first-look deal with Odd Lot. Gigi Pritzker remains as Odd Lot's CEO, steering the finance and production company with chief operating officer Bill Lischak and exec veep of production and development Linda McDonough. Brian O'Shea runs Odd Lot Intl.

Odd Lot is at Cannes selling the John Cameron Mitchell-directed "Rabbit Hole" with Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, and is holding market screenings for the Jeff Bridges-Justin Timberlake drama "The Open Road." Odd Lot is also developing a Dean Parisot-directed remake of "The Lavender Hill Mob."

Sources said that the proximity of Del Prete's exit to the underperformance of the Frank Miller-directed "The Spirit" was not coincidental, but Pritzker denied it was the sole reason. Odd Lot co-financed that film, and estimates are that Pritzker lost tens of millions of dollars. She and Del Prete also moved off an early plan to re-team with Miller on a new version of "Buck Rogers."

While that kind of exposure is the downside of the current emergence of high net-worth individuals as film financiers, Pritzker denied her exposure was anywhere near that or that the episode dampened her resolve or her enthusiasm for finding another film with Miller.

"Frank was a fantastic partner, and while everybody was disappointed the film didn't perform better, it wasn't the end of the world," Pritzker said. "You always try to mitigate risk, but this is a very mercurial business and you take a swing and sometimes you don't hit it. At the end of the day, we'll be OK. Certainly, when things don't go as planned, it presents an opportunity for people to step back and think about where you are going. Deborah and I have been together for 23 years, and we've been fortunate enough to enjoy many triumphs, but we had the desire to go in different directions. We are friends as well as partners and we will continue to do projects together."

During their tenure, Odd Lot produced such films as "The Wedding Planner" and "Green Street Hooligans," bought and operated the Coronet Theater in L.A. and produced plays that include "Million Dollar Quartet."
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Re: Buck Rogers

Postby Leckomaniac on Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:52 pm

Buck Rogers has found a director!!!!!!!





...but it's Paul WS Anderson.




...and it will be in 3D. :roll:
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Re: Buck Rogers

Postby TheButcher on Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:14 am

This sucks!
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Re: Buck Rogers

Postby Tyrone_Shoelaces on Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:18 am

On the plus side he's not writing it... but, eh.
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Re: Buck Rogers

Postby RogueScribner on Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:50 am

Paul W.S. Anderson ("Resident Evil" films) has signed to direct Buck Rogers, to be released in 3D.


So I guess it's another post-conversion, huh?
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Re: Buck Rogers

Postby samhaim on Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:49 pm

Paul W.S. Anderson couldnt direct a bowel movement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Buck Rogers

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Re: Buck Rogers

Postby minstrel on Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:13 pm



Why's he smiling? He's Paul WS Anderson! If I were him, I'd be in pretty much a life-long funk.
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Re: Buck Rogers

Postby Fried Gold on Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:25 pm


i.e. He's probably going to copy the recent Dynamite comic version.
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Re: Buck Rogers

Postby The Vicar on Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:56 pm

samhaim wrote:Paul W.S. Anderson couldnt direct a bowel movement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sure he has. On several occasions.
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Re: Buck Rogers

Postby Seppuku on Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:04 pm

minstrel wrote:


Why's he smiling? He's Paul WS Anderson! If I were him, I'd be in pretty much a life-long funk.


Howzzat? The man gets paid hundreds of thousands to show up on set and churn out a bunch of scenes on cruise control. I don't see what there is to be in a funk about.
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Re: Buck Rogers

Postby minstrel on Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:19 pm

Seppuku wrote:
minstrel wrote:


Why's he smiling? He's Paul WS Anderson! If I were him, I'd be in pretty much a life-long funk.


Howzzat? The man gets paid hundreds of thousands to show up on set and churn out a bunch of scenes on cruise control. I don't see what there is to be in a funk about.


That may be true, but it doesn't come anywhere near to compensating for being Paul WS Anderson. If I were him, no matter how much money I had in the bank, I'd cry myself to sleep every night. "Please, God!" I would pray. "I don't want to be me! I SUCK!!!" Actually, he probably does that, but God ignores him because God leaves his mistakes behind and only looks forward. And, yes, God sometimes makes mistakes; Paul WS Anderson is a prime example.
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Re: Buck Rogers

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