Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Film News: Morrison & Robertson's Happy to be developed for Film by Rza & Hudlin
The miniseries first issue has just come out mere weeks ago and it is already getting a film. Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson's Happy miniseries has been picked up by newly minted director RZA and producer Reginald Hudlin for a film adaption. The book focuses on a former cop and hitman by the name of Nick Saxx who starts to see a 'Care Bear' level of sweet and happy blue flying horse who will not allow Saxx to feel sad ... for ANY reason.
Grant Morrison had described Happy to CBR earlier this summer.
"Imagine the most cynical, fucked up man in the world having to deal with this -- with a sickeningly upbeat little cartoon character -- each trapped with the other.' What would it be like if the Bad Lieutenant teamed up with Pegasus the Flying Horse? By this time, I knew the Happy the Horse would be tiny. And it struck me that I could throw 'Christmas story' in with this as well. I've always wanted to have a go at a classic Christmas story like 'It's A Wonderful Life' or 'A Christmas Carol' but with characters drawn from the shock headlines of the 21st century. So this idea seemed to lend itself to that and it gave me a chance to do the kind of wider, symbolic pop cult critique that I like. It just grew from there."
The script for the movie adaption has been confirmed to be written by Morrison himself. While there is no set date for when the Happy film will come out ... prob ably around Christmas next year or so ... but Happy #1 by Morrison and Robertson is in stores now.