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Metal Men Movie in the works

From the director on Men In Black

By Robert T. Trate     June 22, 2012
Source: Vulture.com

Barry Sonnenfeld’s Secret Comic-Book Movie Is...

The very first question we almost always ask when we hear of a new film project is, are there are any creative elements attached? In the case of Barry Sonnenfeld’s latest, the answer is that there are actually six: Gold, Iron, Lead, Mercury, Tin, and Platinum.
 
While the Men in Black 3 director has been circumspect about just which sixties comic book he’s adapting at Warner Bros., our spies tell us that Sonnenfeld has actually attached himself to DC Comics’ The Metal Men series.
 
For those unfamiliar (and let’s be honest, that's probably most people), The Metal Men centers on an artificial-intelligence expert named William Magnus who creates six cyborgs, each made from a distinct chemical element with talents reflecting their places in the periodic table: Gold, their leader, was almost infinitely stretchable; Iron, the strongman; Lead, the simpleton protector; Mercury, the capricious risk-taker who could melt into the tiniest crevices; Platinum, a female cyborg who could flatten herself but who couldn’t believe she wasn’t a real woman.
 
Sadly, we’re still in doubt as to just what the sub-atomic talents of the self-doubting Tin are. Food preservation? Recycling? Refreshment? All three?

Thanks to
DarthBob for the submission.

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millean 6/22/2012 10:28:56 AM

If done right, I'll bery much be looking forward to this movie.  That being said, the Metal Men in their own movie semms a little bit... odd.

Not like this will actually be coming out any time soon, so I guess we'll wait and see.

 

shac2846 6/22/2012 10:41:21 AM

 This is definitely a good fit. I think the comic and the ideas in it are in line with Sonnenfeld's work. I just wonder if this is another DC property movie rumor or is WB really getting their s^%t together.

McQuestion 6/22/2012 10:42:53 AM

 I dunno, I see this being stuck in development hell, like, forever. 

reek 6/22/2012 11:01:30 AM

Never Happen.  Even today's current crop of Hollywood execs, the geniuses who recently brought us John Carter, Battleship and Rock of Ages, can't possibly think this movie would be a hit, right?  What market are they trying for?  It's only suited to little kids (many of whom will still think it's too simplistic) and comic fans in their late forties.  Like the artice said, no one knows who they are.  I only know them from their blurb in History of the DC Universe, which is itself 20 years old.  I'm betting (hoping) that this is misinformation to keep people from finding out they're working on Doom Patrol or Suicide Squad or something that wouldn't suck monkey balls.

monkeyfoot 6/22/2012 11:15:05 AM

Nobody had ever heard of the Men In Black comic before it became a movie. I think Sonnenfeld could work the same quirky, but accessible twist on this idea he did for that. Plus some top notch actors to help wouldn't hurt.

Wiil Smith as Dr. Magnus.  "Gold! Tina! Aww hawl no!"

shac2846 6/22/2012 11:44:58 AM

 Exactly monkeyfoot, the point is to make the characters relevant and make money on the property and DC has a ton just sitting in the vault. I think Sonnenfeld could do that. And are the doom patrol more known than Metal Men? I bet even the casual observer doesn't know who they are.

jedibanner 6/22/2012 12:01:18 PM

FINALLY, this is THE comic book movie EVERYONE is waiting for...forget Avengers, Batman, Superman or even the new Spider-Man...finally....FINALLY we will see them in a movie, THERE IS A GOD!!!

I mean, there must be millions out there wanting this to happens right? right? Hello? Anyone?... ''sound of flies buzzing''...

Yes children, this is how you do sarcasm...any questions?

Shellhead88 6/22/2012 1:34:12 PM

I think this would be more interested in this if it was an animated feature. I really can't see this as a live action movie. 

InnerSanctum 6/22/2012 2:02:49 PM

 So it is a comedy.  We need more comic book parody films.  Not.  DC pull your head out and give us something good besides Batman.  

reek 6/22/2012 2:04:57 PM

Yeah @monkeyfoot, no one had ever heard of Barbwire, Dylan Dog, Priest, Bulletproof Monk, 30 Days of Night, Jonah Hex, Howard the Duck, Swamp Thing, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (and overactors),  Red Sonja, Swamp Thing, Tank Girl, Spawn, The Rocketeer, Vampirella or TimeCop until those characters got their own movies and now they're world famous household names right?  Just because Men in Black, The Crow and The Mask were successful and good doesn't mean the lifetime batting average for comic book unknowns is that good..  In fact, for every Avengers, there's at least one turkey if not several.  Get ready to add Metal Men to that list.

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