Why, yes, I’m behind on things. Like usual.
Warner Brothers to adapt Jeff Smith’s Bone. And that’s very cool. As all the articles on this have reported, Nickelodeon Movies was developing it for a while, but Smith disapproved of the direction it was going in. This was, of course, pre-Avatar: The Last Airbender (Wikipedia link because the official site is a bunch of annoying Flash) so I imagine things might be different now.
(Another article says Bone is “described as Bugs Bunny meets ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ ” which makes me sad because I thought I made that up. I think I actually searched for it, although it’s possible I used “Looney Tunes meets ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ Anyway, I knew it was an obvious statement, but a good one.)
And in “maybe I really shouldn’t have cut up those comics for craft projects” news, Brett Ratner wants to direct a Harbinger movie. Obviously, knowing Ratner’s track record and having read Harbinger (which honestly, wasn’t bad, but was better in concept), I don’t have high hopes for this. Nor do I really care. I just find it surprising that any comic property right now is fair game.