As a comic book fan I don’t know how I feel about the latest development in the realm of adaptations. According to FirstShowing, we’re going to see a live action version of the comic Freedom Formula: Ghost of the Wasteland. Up and coming screenwriter Michael Finch will pen the screenplay with the potential for Bryan Singer to direct. Freedom Formula is printed by Radical Publishing who teamed up with Singer at last years Comic Con.
Freedom Formula is a comic book series surrounding a group of “pilots who battle in racing exo-suits called Vicious Cycles (VXs). One of the young racers, Zee, is a genetically engineered racer who learns his bloodline has the power to change society.” Radical Publishing’s Barry Levine has faith in Michael Finch’s vision and ability to produce a quality screenplay. He stated, “Mike Finch came up with an incredible take that goes deeper into the mythology of the source material.” Hmm, doesn’t every writer say they have an understanding of the source material? Whether its from a comic, or a 400 page novel that’s open to interpretation.
As for Bryan Singer’s possible direction of this film I’m weary. I don’t think he does action very well. He’s great at suspense, build up, and drama but he seems to have a problem meshing them together with the high octane scenes that fans want to see. I loved X2, but the first X-Men stands on shaky ground with me. Superman Returns was less than stellar and was more melodramatic than anything.
Do you think Bryan Singer should direct Freedom Formula: Ghost of the Wasteland?