Now this sounds like an interesting project. I’ve not read “The Stuff Of Legend” but from what I’ve heard about it, the graphic novel series kinda reminds me of another one that I’m a big fan of: “Fables”. Looks like while I wait for someone to have the good sense to pick “Fables” up, I’ll have to get my fix with this one first. Which doesn’t sound too bad.
Today, Deadline reported that the bestselling series of books written by Mike Raicht and Brian Smith and illustrated by Charles Paul Wilson III will be getting a big screen adaptation. The project will apparently be a mix of CGI animation and live-action, helmed by TV commercial and music video director Pete Candeland. “The Stuff Of Legend” is officially described like this: “The year is 1944. An allied force advances along a war-torn beach in a strange land, outnumbered and far from home. Together, they fight the greatest evil they have ever known. Never ending waves of exotic enemies come crashing down on them, but they will not rest. Thousands of miles away, the world is on the brink of destruction. But here in a child’s bedroom in Brooklyn, our heroes, a small group of toys loyal to their human master, fight an unseen war to save him from every child’s worst nightmare. Led by the toy soldier known as the Colonel and the boy’s faithful teddy-bear named Max, the toys enter the realm known as The Dark. There they will face off against the Boogeyman and his army– a legion of the boy’s forgotten, bitter toys. Fighting to survive insurmountable odds, the toys will discover this is a battle not only for the soul of a child, but for their own as well.”
No casting details were announced, but writer Shawn Christensen has been hired to provide the screenplay. Not exactly an encouraging sign, since he’s the guy who wrote the dreadful Taylor Lautner actioner “Abduction”. Still, the premise sounds strong enough, and a visually-skilled director should ensure that the film at least looks great.