Producer Don Murphy updated ShockTillYouDrop.com about the status of his movie based on Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's 'We3'. The movie now has a director attached in the form of John Stevenson, of the recent box office hit 'Kung Fu Panda'.
"Even though the film is going to be live-action, we brought on the lead director of 'Kung Fu Panda.' He's attached to direct 'We3'," Murphy told the website. He also assured them that the movie would echo the tone of the book. "We're doing it as an R-rating. It's not going to be cutesy. There's killer rabbits and stuff. We're in the process right now of trying to figure out where we're going to make it."
The movie was previously set up an New Line, which has undergone major restructuring this year, having been fully absorbed into their parent company Warner Bros. However Murphy says they're looking for a new home for the project.
The DC/Vertigo series featured an unlikely cross-breed of 'Incredible Journey' (or 'Homeward Bound', for all you younger readers) and 'Robocop' as three domestic animals are fitted with military-grade cyborg parts and made into intelligent weapons. The tormented dog, cat and rabbit flee their military captors, but where in the world will theses weapons of death find shelter?
The book is surprisingly effective, ranging from absurd violence (amazingly rendered by Quitely) to poignant emotional beats.
What do you think? Can a story about a robo-dog, a cy-cat and a terminatorabbit work on the big screen as well as it did in the comics? Post your comments below...