Saturday, July 19, 2008

John Woo Directing A Comic Book Movie

Bulletmaster John Woo has signed on to direct a movie called Caliber, based on an upcoming comic book. Chalk another one up to the list of "movies based on things that haven't even come out yet."

The book (and eventual movie) will place King Arthur and his Knights into the Old West as cowboys, where Arthur is given Caliber (get it? EX-caliber?): a tattooed gun from the Native Americans. This is no ordinary gun - it's never loaded with bullets, and only a worthy man can fire it. Oh yeah, it shoots lightning, too. I love the idea of taking an already-established mythology and inserting it into a completely different time period, and I think this comic/movie could be pretty awesome when it comes out. Too bad that John Woo is busy directing Chinese epics and such - he probably won't get around to this for a few years.

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