DC's "Doom Patrol" to Hit the Big Screen

by | July 20, 2006 | Comments

They used to be considered DC’s answer to Marvel’s "X-Men," but your average movie fan has probably never heard of "Doom Patrol." Well, that’s about to change, because the dark-hero team will soon be a movie, thanks to Warner Bros. and producer Akiva Goldsman.

Says Variety: "Warner Bros. Pictures is giving new life to DC Comics cult favorite "Doom Patrol," about a band of superheroes with freakish powers, with Akiva Goldsman producing the bigscreen adaptation through his Warners-based Weed Road Pictures. Studio has hired Adam Turner to pen the screenplay.

News is sure to set off buzz at Comic-Con. Debuting in 1963, "Doom Patrol" was often compared to Marvel’s "X-Men." Both comics follow the exploits of a band of super-powered social misfits ostracized by the rest of the world. As with X-Men, the Doom Patrol is guided by a wheelchair-boundmentor in fighting evil. Characters include Elasti-Girl, Negative Man and Robotman."

Akiva Goldsman’s comic book resumé includes "Batman Forever" and "Batman & Robin."