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2014-08-13 10:16:47 AM  
The thing I don't understand is why when he calls sea creatures to help him, they all rush to his aid at their own risk. I can't even hail a cab in Brooklyn.
 
2014-08-13 10:36:56 AM  

Langston: I can't even hail a cab in Brooklyn.


cab? shouldn't you be riding your cruelty-free, fair-trade fixie bicycle?
 
2014-08-13 10:38:00 AM  
I'm sure their out-of-the-box approach will be to make him all dark and angsty, probably over global
fish depopulation.

'Cause you know, that's sooooooo edgy and unique.
 
2014-08-13 10:44:35 AM  

FlashHarry: cab? shouldn't you be riding your cruelty-free, fair-trade fixie bicycle?


That is SOOOO last year. This year everyone's riding on flying carpets woven by enlightened nonreligious artisans using cruelty-free non-endangered kork wool and natural dyes from renewable sources. Catch up, already.
 
2014-08-13 10:54:14 AM  
The entire film is Black Manta (Billy Dee Williams) making fun of Aquaman as he polishes Wonder Woman's invisible jet.
 
2014-08-13 10:59:48 AM  
If you don't think Aquaman can have interesting stories, you weren't watching Justice League,
 
2014-08-13 11:03:52 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-13 11:08:16 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: I'm sure their out-of-the-box approach will be to make him all dark and angsty, probably over global
fish depopulation.

'Cause you know, that's sooooooo edgy and unique.



31.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-13 11:41:43 AM  
Rajesh Koothrappali had it right..."Aquaman sucks!"
 
2014-08-13 11:45:16 AM  
A good Aquaman movie should be easy to write.  Honestly, it should be less about him being a Superhero and more about him being the King of Atlantis.   Struggles of the incursion of man.  Dissent among his own people.

Sort of GOT underwater and you have an intriguing movie.
 
2014-08-13 11:45:45 AM  
You got to hand it to DC. Aquaman has been unpopular and the but of jokes for decades and DC keeps trying.

I'm not sure if they are determined, or just pathetic.
 
2014-08-13 11:45:52 AM  
If they can make him a bluff and ready swashbuckler then I'm in.
 
2014-08-13 11:47:03 AM  
To the aqua-cycle!


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2014-08-13 11:49:57 AM  
can't do shiat in water.
 
2014-08-13 11:51:06 AM  

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2014-08-13 11:51:20 AM  
DC should just use this as an excuse to blow everyone's minds and make Call of Cthulhu, but call it Aquaman, but it's really Cthulhu.
 
2014-08-13 11:51:37 AM  

sign_of_Zeta: A good Aquaman movie should be easy to write.  Honestly, it should be less about him being a Superhero and more about him being the King of Atlantis.   Struggles of the incursion of man.  Dissent among his own people.

Sort of GOT underwater and you have an intriguing movie.


Fish fark in it.
 
2014-08-13 11:53:25 AM  
I'd watch Sharknado vs. Aquaman.
 
2014-08-13 11:53:35 AM  

sign_of_Zeta: A good Aquaman movie should be easy to write.  Honestly, it should be less about him being a Superhero and more about him being the King of Atlantis.   Struggles of the incursion of man.  Dissent among his own people.

Sort of GOT underwater and you have an intriguing movie.


Or they could make it a comedy. If they wanted to take a darker route, have Aquaman be some down and out, washed up Olympic swimmer who had a nervous breakdown, and now thinks he can talk to fish. And he fights crime. You could also introduce Hawkman, base him on the JLU version, but make him crazier, and make his wings work a lot less effectively.
 
2014-08-13 11:54:28 AM  
I'm sure they can find a way to have Aquaman fight seaborne terrorists (like that one James Bond movie with the stealth boat) or evil polluters like every episode of Captain Planet ever.
 
2014-08-13 11:55:43 AM  

sign_of_Zeta: A good Aquaman movie should be easy to write.  Honestly, it should be less about him being a Superhero and more about him being the King of AtlantaAtlantis.


He can ponder the age old question, would you rather have a mermaid with the girl parts on top or on the bottom?
 
2014-08-13 11:57:14 AM  

LectertheChef: sign_of_Zeta: A good Aquaman movie should be easy to write.  Honestly, it should be less about him being a Superhero and more about him being the King of Atlantis.   Struggles of the incursion of man.  Dissent among his own people.

Sort of GOT underwater and you have an intriguing movie.

Or they could make it a comedy. If they wanted to take a darker route, have Aquaman be some down and out, washed up Olympic swimmer who had a nervous breakdown, and now thinks he can talk to fish. And he fights crime. You could also introduce Hawkman, base him on the JLU version, but make him crazier, and make his wings work a lot less effectively.


Why not Kanye West?
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/Gay Fish
 
2014-08-13 11:59:22 AM  
The new 52 version of Aquaman is really quite good, as was Peter David's version.
 
2014-08-13 12:01:10 PM  
gallery.burrowowl.net
 
2014-08-13 12:01:30 PM  
I hope these guys submit a first draft that includes a pre-credits scene where Aquaman kicks the ever-loving shiat out of Batman for spraying Bat-Shark Repellent on an old college buddy.
 
2014-08-13 12:01:59 PM  

Langston: FlashHarry: cab? shouldn't you be riding your cruelty-free, fair-trade fixie bicycle?

That is SOOOO last year. This year everyone's riding on flying carpets woven by enlightened nonreligious artisans using cruelty-free non-endangered kork wool and natural dyes from renewable sources. Catch up, already.


i46.tinypic.com
 
2014-08-13 12:02:01 PM  
You know the end of 'The Abyss'? What if the aliens (SPOILER) were the Atlanteans and that was their introduction into our world?
 
2014-08-13 12:07:50 PM  

SilentStrider: If you don't think Aquaman can have interesting stories, you weren't watching Justice League,


The dumbest thing Warner Brothers has done was not hand Bruce Timm a blank check and tell him to make shiat happen.
 
2014-08-13 12:07:51 PM  
Any superhero can be used for good storytelling, at least for a little while.

Uphill battle with Aquaman though.  He's one of the few heroes that people generally respond to negatively, even if they don't quite know why.

Plus there's the temptation to go environmentalist.  I already had to sit through the Lion King once.
 
2014-08-13 12:15:17 PM  
Horrible actor and horrible writers, sounds like a good catch.
 
2014-08-13 12:15:30 PM  
Movie about a guy that talks to fishes?

Been there, done that, and done well actually :  img.fark.net
 
2014-08-13 12:17:30 PM  

BATMANATEE: [gallery.burrowowl.net image 640x360]


I'd go see THAT Aquaman in a movie.
 
2014-08-13 12:20:16 PM  
"You know the flounders are always ready to help you any way we can. But as you know... "
"...I know. What can flounders do?"
"Precisely."
 
2014-08-13 12:20:47 PM  

spcMike: SilentStrider: If you don't think Aquaman can have interesting stories, you weren't watching Justice League,

The dumbest thing Warner Brothers has done was not hand Bruce Timm a blank check and tell him to make shiat happen.


Yeah pretty much. This is why I've been so confused wiht the DC movies, to an extent. "You guys made Batman the Animated SEries! You made Batman Beyond! You made Justice League and Justice League Unlimited! Why the FARK are you having trouble with some of this stuff? Who the fark did you let write the green lantern script?! Hell, all you had to friggen do was make Training Day in space!"
 
2014-08-13 12:23:37 PM  
Intrigue in the underwater kingdom broken up with kicking ass on every BP property on the sea.
Finish with him mooning James Cameron.
 
2014-08-13 12:24:37 PM  

Muzzleloader: Movie about a guy that talks to fishes?
(Mr Limpet movie)
Been there, done that, and done well actually :  [img.fark.net image 207x300]


Came in to make the same reference. Was worried no one would get it.

\ I wish, I wish I were a fish.
 
2014-08-13 12:24:41 PM  
I want to like Aquaman, I really do.  But all his crap comes off as preachy, ham-fisted and more brooding than Batman.

The best incarnation of him that I've ever read was probably in the New 52, oddly enough.  All the other characters were such a clusterfark, but he was likeable.

/he was a badass in Injustice though, gotta give him that.
 
2014-08-13 12:24:59 PM  

Felgraf: Hell, all you had to friggen do was make Training Day in space!"


Which is hilarious because the first Animated direct to video Green Latern movie they did was basically that.  It wasn't perfect, but it was by far better than the big budget version.

They should have just borrowed that script.
 
2014-08-13 12:26:54 PM  
Came for Mr. Limpet, leaving satisfied.

/also has fond memories of 'The Ghost and Mr. Chicken'.
 
2014-08-13 12:27:44 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Intrigue in the underwater kingdom broken up with kicking ass on every BP property on the sea.
Finish with him mooning James Cameron.


James Cameron in his little submersible would be an awesome little scene in the movie.  Aquaman just swims by him and waves.
 
2014-08-13 12:28:40 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Came for Mr. Limpet, leaving satisfied.

/also has fond memories of 'The Ghost and Mr. Chicken'.


I think my favorite was 'No Deposit, No Return'
 
2014-08-13 12:28:50 PM  
Right, Batman, Robin, you find some way to block future transmissions.  Wonder Woman, you stop Dr. Spiker, and find out what he knows.  Flash, run to the Andes Mountains, and get those plants.  I'll go stop the missiles that have already been launched.  Aquaman, you go...talk to some fish!
 
2014-08-13 12:41:20 PM  
The film begins - Aquaman and a pod of orcas swimming near the Pacific Northwest coast. The pod is tracked down by Ocean Master's evil whalers. Aquaman is snared in their nets and taken away to their abandoned amusement park hideout. Aquaman is forced to do tricks for the gang's amusement.

The Wonder Twins and Gleek hatch a plan to release Aquaman. They use equipment at the park to free him, and steal a truck to drive Aquaman to a marina.

Aquaman is released into the water, but Ocean Master and the evil whalers try to stop him. Zan, in the form of a Jacuzzi water jet, helps Aquaman to swim away while the whaling ships close in with their laser nets. Jayna, in the form of a California condor, flies towards the seawall, calling for Aquaman to follow her. Jayna goes to the edge of the rocks where Aquaman swims up to her and she tells him that if he makes the jump (the highest jump Aquaman has ever attempted), he'll be free.

To the amazement of everyone, Aquaman makes the jump and is finally free to return to the sea. Everyone cheers, Aquaman leaps out of the water in celebration, and Gleek happily jumps up and down. Aquaman goes back to Zan and Jayna who hug him before he turns to swim away. Aqua man calls out to The Wonder Twins now in the distance and both say their final farewell.
 
2014-08-13 12:46:39 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: The film begins - Aquaman and a pod of orcas swimming near the Pacific Northwest coast. The pod is tracked down by Ocean Master's evil whalers. Aquaman is snared in their nets and taken away to their abandoned amusement park hideout. Aquaman is forced to do tricks for the gang's amusement.

The Wonder Twins and Gleek hatch a plan to release Aquaman. They use equipment at the park to free him, and steal a truck to drive Aquaman to a marina.

Aquaman is released into the water, but Ocean Master and the evil whalers try to stop him. Zan, in the form of a Jacuzzi water jet, helps Aquaman to swim away while the whaling ships close in with their laser nets. Jayna, in the form of a California condor, flies towards the seawall, calling for Aquaman to follow her. Jayna goes to the edge of the rocks where Aquaman swims up to her and she tells him that if he makes the jump (the highest jump Aquaman has ever attempted), he'll be free.

To the amazement of everyone, Aquaman makes the jump and is finally free to return to the sea. Everyone cheers, Aquaman leaps out of the water in celebration, and Gleek happily jumps up and down. Aquaman goes back to Zan and Jayna who hug him before he turns to swim away. Aqua man calls out to The Wonder Twins now in the distance and both say their final farewell.


I sea what you did there, but wouldn't it be black manta's whalers and not Ocean Master, seeing Ocean Master is you know, atlantean as well?
 
2014-08-13 12:50:37 PM  

hammer85: The Pope of Manwich Village: The film begins - Aquaman and a pod of orcas swimming near the Pacific Northwest coast. The pod is tracked down by Ocean Master's evil whalers. Aquaman is snared in their nets and taken away to their abandoned amusement park hideout. Aquaman is forced to do tricks for the gang's amusement.

The Wonder Twins and Gleek hatch a plan to release Aquaman. They use equipment at the park to free him, and steal a truck to drive Aquaman to a marina.

Aquaman is released into the water, but Ocean Master and the evil whalers try to stop him. Zan, in the form of a Jacuzzi water jet, helps Aquaman to swim away while the whaling ships close in with their laser nets. Jayna, in the form of a California condor, flies towards the seawall, calling for Aquaman to follow her. Jayna goes to the edge of the rocks where Aquaman swims up to her and she tells him that if he makes the jump (the highest jump Aquaman has ever attempted), he'll be free.

To the amazement of everyone, Aquaman makes the jump and is finally free to return to the sea. Everyone cheers, Aquaman leaps out of the water in celebration, and Gleek happily jumps up and down. Aquaman goes back to Zan and Jayna who hug him before he turns to swim away. Aqua man calls out to The Wonder Twins now in the distance and both say their final farewell.

I sea what you did there, but wouldn't it be black manta's whalers and not Ocean Master, seeing Ocean Master is you know, atlantean as well?


Rewrite!
 
2014-08-13 12:52:26 PM  

SpectroBoy: You got to hand it to DC. Aquaman has been unpopular and the but of jokes for decades and DC keeps trying.  I'm not sure if they are determined, or just pathetic.


In the 1960s, Aquaman was the popular one of the DC 2nd tier characters.   There are reasons why he was a Superfriend, and others like Flash, Hawkman and Green Lantern had to wait years after the show launched to join the club.
 
2014-08-13 12:52:34 PM  

The Pope of Manwich Village: The film begins - Aquaman and a pod of orcas swimming near the Pacific Northwest coast. The pod is tracked down by Ocean Master's evil whalers. Aquaman is snared in their nets and taken away to their abandoned amusement park hideout. Aquaman is forced to do tricks for the gang's amusement.

The Wonder Twins and Gleek hatch a plan to release Aquaman. They use equipment at the park to free him, and steal a truck to drive Aquaman to a marina.

Aquaman is released into the water, but Ocean Master and the evil whalers try to stop him. Zan, in the form of a Jacuzzi water jet, helps Aquaman to swim away while the whaling ships close in with their laser nets. Jayna, in the form of a California condor, flies towards the seawall, calling for Aquaman to follow her. Jayna goes to the edge of the rocks where Aquaman swims up to her and she tells him that if he makes the jump (the highest jump Aquaman has ever attempted), he'll be free.

To the amazement of everyone, Aquaman makes the jump and is finally free to return to the sea. Everyone cheers, Aquaman leaps out of the water in celebration, and Gleek happily jumps up and down. Aquaman goes back to Zan and Jayna who hug him before he turns to swim away. Aqua man calls out to The Wonder Twins now in the distance and both say their final farewell.


Don't forget the jetty part where Zan touches Aquaman's stomach as he jumps over.  Really humanizes the character.
 
2014-08-13 12:55:02 PM  
this headline got the green?
 
2014-08-13 01:01:09 PM  
aqua.gjovaag.com
 
2014-08-13 01:04:24 PM  
img.fark.net
 
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