Matthew Bartlett @Mattbart09 asks Via Twitter @DianaAndKal when will (Kingdom Come) be the next @DCComics animated movie adaptation?
Promotional art for Kingdom Come. Clockwise from top: The Ray, Red Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, Hawkman, Power Woman, Rev. Norman McCay, the Spectre (in background), Green Lantern. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I asked Bruce Timm at last year’s Batman Year One panel whether he might take Kingdom Come on as a project. He told me that it wasn’t a story suited for animation. Do you think your style could be adapted to animation?
Photo of Alex Ross (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
[ Alex Ross ] I’ve seen some of the Warner Brothers stuff, some of it is quite good, but they don’t have the budget for my style. They can’t even bring to life George Perez’s art style in traditional animation. When you’re talking about my style, you’re really talking about 3d graphics. What I try to do is bring this stuff to some kind of physical life that exceeds comic book illustrations. If you’re not trying to cast people to match my drawings, you’re talking about computer animation on a level we still haven’t seen done. Things that have tried for realism haven’t worked out perfectly well yet. The best on-screen example of that would be Final Fantasy. They did it very well, but there’s still a certain level of stiffness. Until that’s fully conquered, a style like mine just becomes reduced when you turn it into 2d animation. The next question is, “is the story line so important that we just need to get it told soon” I’ve always hoped that DC would never have to scrape the bottom of the barrel in doing that. I’d like to think that I’m no easily replaceable and that my style could not so easily be thrown out just to get the production on the schedule. And, as you can imagine, I have absolutely zero input in that process.
Say that you use the technology that they use for video games now. It’s not perfect, but if they tried something like that for Kingdom Come, then I might be interested.
Ross’s rendition of the Justice League (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
FossITus submitted to hellyeahsupermanandwonderwoman:
Super Wonder Babies by Laurie B.