3 items from 2015
It is a truth universally acknowledged that if you stick cars and explosions in a movie, men will go and see it. The Fast & Furious franchise has clocked up a ridiculous number of miles at the box office and now another series is about to join the fun, set in the future but resurrected from a seemingly-dormant past.
Mad Max: Fury Road takes us back to the dusty, post-apocalyptic world of Max Rockatansky, a man as burned by tragedy as by the relentless Outback sun. Originally played by Mel Gibson, this time round rising Brit Tom Hardy adopts the mantle (and indeed the accent) for a blistering thrill ride of machine-based mayhem that has had even the most genteel critics foaming at the mouth.
Though Charlize Theron provides equal star power as Imperator Furiosa, it’s safe to say this film is largely one for the boys. So with that in mind, »
- Steve Palace
Idw Publishing has announced that it is set to hit the sun-bleached streets of L.A. this summer with a comic book adaption of James Sallis’ modern noir classic Drive, which served as the inspiration for director Nicholas Winding Refn’s acclaimed film starring Ryan Gosling. The four part comic book series will be adapted by writer Michael Benedetto and artist Antonio Fuso; here’s the official description:
Drive follows a young man who escapes to L.A. to do one thing, drive. That’s all he does, and he’s the best. Whether on studio lots as a stunt driver or in high-speed chases evading the cops, there’s no one better behind the wheel. That kind of expertise comes with a hefty price tag and allows for a strict set of principles: “I don’t sit in while you’re planning the score or while you’re running it down… »
- Gary Collinson
Idw Publishing has announced a Drive comic at WonderCon 2015.
The publisher teased the comic based on James Sallis's novel at the Anaheim, California event (via Cbr).
Idw assistant editor Michael Benedetto will write the series with art by Antonio Fuso.
The publisher is yet to announce any more details about the project.
2005's Drive centres around a stunt driver who drives getaway cars for criminals by night.
3 items from 2015
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