This summer it was announced that Universal Pictures is developing a movie based on Dark Horse’s “Fear Agent.” The comic centers on a colorful, borderline alcoholic astronaut named Heath Huston, a Texan who works as a so-called fear agent, the last of a dwindling breed of spacemen whose mission it is to fight threats to the planet Earth, which is partly destroyed during the course of the series.
Newsarama talked to “Fear Agent” writer Rick Remender and artist Tony Moore about the possible movie. Moore said he and Rick “would love to see Jon Hamm don the spacesuit. After seeing ‘Mad Men,’ we’re convinced he’s our guy.”
He added: “In the end, it couldn’t be made too slick, you know? Abandoning the Atomic Age aesthetic would undermine a big part of what it’s about, high adventure with that sense of danger and bravery that goes with WW2 heroes and Apollo 11 astronauts. So the insides of the rocket would still have to feel like a submarine, the weapons would have to look like cool old kids’ toys, and the monsters would still have to be built like they walked off a pulp cover. Otherwise, you end up with some kinda soulless overbaked garbage like that ‘Lost in Space’ movie.”
You can check out the full interview here.