: Patrick Stewart
Written by : Warren Ellis
Directed by :
Based On : Transmetropolitan (comic book)
Created by : Warren Ellis
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Development Status: Development Hell
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9th February 2003: Transmetropolitan Update:
Artist Darick Robertson has revealed that although they
offered the rights to Transmetropolitan for a reasonable figure
that Patrick Stewart's Production Company Flying Freehold
Productions have not (as yet) picked them up.
21st January 2003: Transmetropolitan Update:
Creator Warren Ellis has went on record about the rumour
yesterday of a Transmetropolitan movie "Patrick Stewart
has apparently said, in a dozen places, that he still wants
to make a TRANSMET film. This does not mean one is in production,
nor that anyone's actively working to develop it right now.
I think Patrick's brilliant. I think he'd make an excellent
Spider Jerusalem. Providing Darick was amenable, and I can't
imagine he wouldn't be, we'd go and make a film with Patrick
and Wendy Stewart in a second. But right now, nothing's happening.
Patrick and I haven't spoken in a while -- he did the last
TREK film and X-MEN 2 back-to-back -- and I haven't caught
up with Wendy in a little while now. When we do talk, we talk
TRANSMET. There were overtures made to Darick and I by a director
about a year ago, and I kept Patrick and Wendy updated whenever
anything happened -- it came to nothing, as you can tell.
Hollywood's built on talk. It's no big deal. Before that,
we all tried to set up TRANSMET as a web animation with rich
media around it, as a stepping stone to a movie, but the company
involved tried to screw us all, and that was that. What Patrick
is saying is that he still wants to make the film. He knows
I'm right there with him. We see things the same way. Patrick
publicly attaching himself to the project doesn't hurt. But
right now, nothing's happening".
20th January 2003: Transmetropolitan Update:
Word reaches us that Patrick Stewart is hard at work on
developing Transmetropolitan for the big screen "I'm
sitting here looking at a collection of Transmetropolitan
comic books as I speak. I think it's a brilliant piece of
work. Transmetropolitan is mature and funny and savage and
critical. I've admired it for a number of years. I think it's
an outstanding piece of work. My company has been working
with Mr. Warren Ellis for some time in connection with the
adaptation". It is expected that he will star in and
produce the movie.
is a comic book created by Warren Ellis featuring as its main
character one Spider Jerusalem. I haven't read the comic myself,
but Warren Ellis has garnered quite a fan base over these
last few years who have been known to be quite obsessive about
his work. Here's what we know about a movie so far, and most
of it comes straight from the creator's own mouth.
word first broke out about a rumoured Transmetropolitan movie
from Ellis himself from his own website, this is what he had
to say "I'm halfway through a Transmetropolitan screenplay
that...sticks to the book like glue -- it's Back On The Street
with scenes from #4 interpolated into it in order to get Channon
into the story much earlier"
On The Street is the first three issues of the comic collected
together into a trade paperback. Channon is a character introduced
in issue four apparently. Now with this news breaking out
Ellis was swamped with emails from his fans wanting more info
so he replied to that with "In an attempt to shut down
the flow of email from the other Most Asked Question I receive;
no, I still haven't finished the TRANSMET screenplay: yes,
we are now actively pursuing a film deal; yes, I have personally
been in talks with famous people; no, I'm not saying one more
damn thing about it. My Hollywood agency representation has
recently changed, in that my rep JC Spink, in leaving Zide
Entertainment, took me with him. I'm now represented by JC
Spink of Bender-Spink."
was all that was heard for a while until he opened his mouth
on his site again "There are, once again, plans afoot
to develop TRANSMET for other media in ways that would not
see it reduced to a PG or prime-time dilution, and an agreement
to collaboration has been signed with a famous and well-respected
actor. But I've been asked to say nothing more at this time.
Watch this space."
after that was that Patrick Stewart was going to voice an
animated series of Transmetropolitan for Sony Digital, which
does sort of explain Ellis's other media rant. Ellis was thought
to be attached to the series as the writer and als producing.
then circulated that Robin Williams was going to play Spider
Jerusalem in a live action adaptation of Transmetropolitan.
He debunked those rumours though.
that is all we have heard so far, but from the way things
have went so far, I'm sure Warren Ellis will be the first
page has no intention to infringe on the rights of the film
and intellectual copyright holders of Transmetropolitan &
hold copyright over the movie, characters, merchandise &