Warner Bros and DC Films keeps surprising us with these random announcements seemingly out of nowhere. They are holding true to their new approach on making “good movies” first and focusing on crossovers later on down the road.
Word is now straight from The Hollywood Reporter is classic DC Comics hero Plastic Man is getting the big-screen treatment.
Up-and-coming screenwriter Amanda Idoko has been hired to pen the script for what will be a comedic action-adventure for Warner Bros. Bob Shaye, the former co-founder of New Line-turned-producer will executive produce.
Plastic Man wasn’t initially a DC character, having been created by Jack Cole for Quality Comics in 1941. When Quality went under in 1956, DC bought many of the characters, Plastic Man among them.
The character has a certain cult status amongst the comic crowd. He was a member of the Justice League for a time and even had his own cartoon series.
The project is in the early stages and has no filmmaker on board. Details of Idoko’s take were not revealed, but her hiring caps a half-year search by the studio to find the right person the job. Warners is planning on staying true to the light-hearted and even silly tones of the character, says sources.
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