November 28, 2008

CALIBER to become a movie?

Another report on the comic-book series I posted on in King Arthur in the American West:

'Caliber' event in Los Angeles[T]he guest of honor is Sam Sarkar, who will be signing copies of "Caliber: First Canon of Justice," the Radical Publishing comic-book series that takes the tale of King Arthur and his singular sword and reimagines it in the Old West where it's a magic revolver instead of a blade and in place of a wizard who helps him is a Native American shaman. Wow, what a set-up--and the comics series has movie written all over it, too, especially with the lean, gritty approach to its portrayal of the cowboy era in the Pacific Northwest (which you rarely see in the desert-loving westerns of Hollywood) and a nuanced portrayal of tribal relations. John Woo has already signed up to direct.

Sarkar is also the director of development at Johnny Depp's production company, Infinitum Nihil, and is an interesting guy to chat with. (That Depp company is partnering in the planned "Caliber" film and I wouldn't be surprised if Depp shows up somewhere in the cast as well.)
Comment:  The setup is good, but from what I've read, no one has raved about the execution this much. I guess I'll have to check out the CALIBER series myself.

I wouldn't be surprised if Johnny Depp played the lead Indian role in the Caliber movie. He doesn't seem to have any qualms about playing Indians.

For more on the subject, see Comic Books Featuring Indians.

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