Newsarama caught up with Mike Allred, who gave an update on Dimension Films’ big screen adaptation of his comic book, Madmen. George Huang will direct a script he wrote with Allred. Robert Rodriguez and Elizabeth Avellan will produce via their Troublemaker Studios. Here’s a clip:
George was getting married in Italy, so it seemed like the perfect time to go to his place. We wrote out the cards, and broke it down scene-by-scene, and then he went to Italy on his honeymoon while I knocked out the screenplay.
Then, when he got back, we were able to go over it together and give it a polish… I think the three of us–Robert, George, and myself are very close to sharing our vision for the film with Dimension.
The bottom line is that all the elements I’m excited about are in there, and all the moments that I think the most diehard fans would want are in there.
Right now, we’re waiting on the studio notes, and hopefully we’ll get the green light and be able to start casting and scheduling. Otherwise, we’ll go back for a new polish and start up again. But that’s the exact situation we’re in now.
Madman is a post-modernist reimagining of the Frankenstein tale, with a superhero twist. The title character, killed in a car accident, is reanimated by an eccentric doc who names him Frank Einstein and instills in him enhanced senses, psychic power and exceptional physical skills. The doc can’t fix his creature’s face, so Madman wears a costume modeled after his fave superhero to hide his scars.