Counterculture Comics Hero Grant Morrison Gets a Biopic

Scott Thill writes on Wired:

Now that the comics industry has overtaken film, its outstanding writers are starting to step up to the biopic bar. Subversive brainiac Grant Morrison is up next, with a dedicated documentary due in time for next year’s Comic-Con International.

“He has an uncanny ability to tell stories that are both accessible and progressively avant-garde,” explained indie director Patrick Meaney, whose untitled Grant Morrison documentary, previewed in the exclusive clips above and below, will analyze the writer’s storied run for Marvel and DC Comics on standout titles like The Invisibles, X-Men and Final Crisis as well as more esoteric series like The Filth and Flex Mentallo.

The relative obscurity of the latter two may not last long, as Hollywood roots around for comic books to follow those from Alan Moore and Frank Miller into cinematic life.

“Most ‘civilians’ that I talk to about the project still don’t know who Grant Morrison is,” Meaney told Wired.com, “but Moore is definitely a name they recognize, as is Frank Miller. I feel like we could soon be seeing a bunch of Morrison film projects in the not-too-distant future.” (Read More: Wired)

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  • JamesMarion

    Oops I crapped my pants. I CAN'T EFFIN' WAIT.

  • tonyviner

    AWESOME!!!

  • http://disinfo.com Majestic

    Grant Morrison is also featured on the “disinfotv on dvd” and also the “disinfo.con” dvd (classic performance!) … for those who can’t wait for this new movie ;-)

    http://store.disinfo.com

  • http://disinfo.com Majestic

    Grant Morrison is also featured on the “disinfotv on dvd” and also the “disinfo.con” dvd (classic performance!) … for those who can't wait for this new movie ;-)

    http://store.disinfo.com

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