New Dan Dare comic in November and talk of a film.
A film could be nice.
That article is nearly a year old, is there any update at all?
I seem to remember many years ago there was talk of a screen version with Rodney Bewes to be cast as Digby, which obviously came to nothing. Its quite sad to think the only thing there is that captures something of the feel of the comic strip are these Mobil Dan Dare spoofs:
Looks like australian actor Sam Worthington has signed on as the lead in "Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future" movie for Warner Bros. Worthington was born in England, so he qualifies...
No director or writers in place.
An Australian even if born in England? Rai, do you have a link?
this is where the story originates from - Sam Worthington Signs on to Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People
I agree it was badly cast but I don't think it couldn't work without Patrick McNee who had 3 different co-stars and not just Diana Rigg. I think the big problem was they had an american director who didn't understand the querky sensibilities of the show.A major part of the problem with The Avengers is that Steed is Patrick McNee and Mrs Peel is Diana Rigg. It's hard to imagine many or any other actors in those roles regardless of anything else. Given that I thought it was ok but I had very low expectations.
I know that film and it was based on The Thin Man series of films from the 1930's. Sorry but I thought Quaid and Turner were terrible in it. The two leading actors in The Thin Man films conveyed a casual, lassez faire attitude to the perils they found themselves in. Quaid and Turner each conveyed this attitude by wearing an incessant grin throughout their film.There's a film called Undercover Blues in which the couple played by Dennis Quaid and Kathleen Turner are clearly based on Steed and Mrs Peel. They played them very well.
I agree it was badly cast but I don't think it couldn't work without Patrick McNee who had 3 different co-stars and not just Diana Rigg. I think the big problem was they had an american director who didn't understand the querky sensibilities of the show.
Ms Rigg as Mrs Peel was the best of those three by far. I don't know if it's true but it was said that there was a longer cut of the film which worked better.
I know that film and it was based on The Thin Man series of films from the 1930's. Sorry but I thought Quaid and Turner were terrible in it. The two leading actors in The Thin Man films conveyed a casual, lassez faire attitude to the perils they found themselves in.
The couple in The Thin Man films were married, idle rich and solved murders/mysteries for fun.Pretty much like Steed and Mrs Peel. I know of The Thin Man films but I haven't seen them. From what you say they may have been an influence on the Mrs Peel episodes. I thought Quaid and Turner were brilliant but the supporting cast not as good. My god this has turned into an Avengers thread, it deserves it's own.
A rumour at the moment?
"'Dan Dare,' same type of thing — we're seeing how they're going to develop it and where they want it to go," he said. "I'm at that stage now where I want to do movies where I get my $16 worth. ... Something like 'Dan Dare,' there was something in the reboot by [Garth Ennis] that was amazing."
I don't think they've got the right sensibilities to use the original and make it work. With Sam Worthington in the frame I doubt this will be at all subtle.Why not? I'd imagine it'd be tongue in cheek though. There was a pretty good take on Biggles quite a few years ago.