Comic Book adaptations are the flavour of the moment right now. So much so that over the next few years there are over 50 movies to be released with a graphic novel background, and the list is still growing.
Not only that, but last year the top two grossing films in the box office were Iron Man and The Dark Knight, taking over $850 million between them. And while Watchmen may not have hit the heights of the comic original, it is a worthy attempt at adapting one of the most complex plots of all time, by any film and source material standards.
So with this in mind we thought we would take a rundown of some of our most anticipated comic books soon to hit the silver screen. Check them out below:
1. Y: The Last Man
The comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, about the only man to survive the mysterious simultaneous death of every male mammal on Earth. A series with the feeling of Children of Men where society must cope while humanity is doomed.
2. Judge Dredd
No, not a sequel to the hugely disappointing Stallone adaptation the first time round. But a fresh attempt that will hopefully be a re-imagining along the lines of The Dark Knight and The Incredible Hulk that takes on some of the classic Judge storylines.
3. The Last Christmas
What could prove to be a difficult transition from comic to cinema, this will be a sure hit if the insane comedy can be harnessed. But it’s certain that the plot alone will have folks flocking to see it – Santa returns from seclusion to find the world overrun by zombies and demons… Need I say more?
Written by Joe Cornish and directed by Edgar Wright, biochemist Dr. Hank Pym uses his latest discovery, a group of subatomic particles, to create a size-altering formula. Though his first self-test goes awry, he develops an instrument that helps him communicate with and control insects.
5. Sin City 2
A follow-up to one of the films that started the modern buzz about comic adaptations and one that has been on and of for a few years. When everyone involved can finally set aside the time to get down to making this sequel, it will surely be pushing the boundary of film once again.