More Rucka Comic Adaptations On The Way?

Whiteout creator talks Queen & Country at Comic-Con.

by | August 3, 2007 | Comments

Greg Rucka‘s Whiteout is already being turned into a feature film, starring Kate Beckinsale and Gabriel Macht. At Comic-Con he gave an update on his other graphic novels that may see the big screen soon.

When asked to discuss the chances of seeing either Whiteout: Melt (sequel to the basis for the forthcoming film) or his popular British spy series Queen & Country, Rucka responded with hopeful enthusiasm.

“I would like it!” he said. “My understanding is those rights were purchased and are being sat on at the moment. There have been several drafts of the Q&C screenplay, and hopefully they’ll find one they like soon.”

While the Queen & Country comics continue in the adaptation process, it’s conceivable that Melt, the second volume in Rucka’s Whiteout graphic novel series, might also be made into a movie sequel if the Warner Bros. film is a success. If Rucka’s own reaction to the unfinished film is any indication, Whiteout might be the rare comic book movie that not only satisfies, but exceeds the expectations of its fans.

“They’ve taken the best, I think, of what Steve Lieber and I created, and they got rid of all of the stuff that wasn’t the best,” Rucka said with a laugh. “There are things that Steve and I would have loved to do on the comic book page that just never would have worked on the page. I remember being up in Montreal [on set] and seeing a particular scene in the dailies, and having this reaction that that was a scene that Steve and I would have loved to have done, but couldn’t be done in a comic. And without having spoken to anyone about it — without having articulated it to Joel [Silver], or to Dominic [Sena], or to David Gambino, or any of those people — they had instinctively put that moment in, and done in it a way that made me jealous. I wish I could have [written] it myself.”

Whiteout follows U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko, stationed in the desolate cold of Antartica, as she investigates a mysterious murder. The film is currently set for release by Warner Bros. in 2008 and is directed by Dominic Sena (Gone in 60 Seconds).

Tag Cloud

Lifetime Disney Cosplay Showtime Comedy TV X-Men zombie Country Comedy Central Nat Geo CMT Character Guide Election Podcast SDCC crime thriller Animation crime E! Video Games TruTV Summer science fiction DC Comics Sneak Peek Photos Nickelodeon Holidays IFC Spring TV Hulu The Arrangement Amazon Action NBC thriller Star Trek NYCC AMC cinemax Emmys based on movie TIFF Freeform 2017 WGN HBO 24 frames FX sitcom SundanceTV Fantasy Masterpiece Certified Fresh Rom-Com MSNBC Sundance Universal technology Super Bowl politics TLC Teen Logo PaleyFest TV Land 2016 ESPN Martial Arts ABC supernatural Rocky TCM FOX Box Office RT History Winter TV Sci-Fi Calendar Countdown biography USA TBS boxoffice Reality Competition Awards History BET police drama Trailer Rock harry potter Starz Superheroes ITV war VICE 007 Winners APB Writers Guild of America cops Comic Book Biopics discovery Fall TV Lionsgate American Society of Cinematographers TCA Music President El Rey adventure Grammys Tumblr Esquire serial killer CBS All Access Ghostbusters sports VH1 TNT MTV GoT First Look TCA 2017 Pirates Musicals Set visit ABC Family Mary Tyler Moore Polls and Games Valentine's Day BBC America dramedy LGBTQ cooking Horror Mystery 2015 Opinion GLAAD Drama CNN Kids & Family Marvel crime drama Watching Series Disney Channel Thanksgiving Best and Worst Marathons comiccon Adult Swim BBC GIFs singing competition Infographic Premiere Dates Netflix A&E Tomatazos Nominations Crackle Toys diversity The CW PBS Schedule Trivia Cartoon Network OWN Interview Star Wars CBS travel Syfy Red Carpet Oscars Reality Fox News Pop social media aliens Dark Horse Comics Exclusive Video Bravo DirecTV psycho vampires docudrama Food Network period drama Year in Review Extras FXX