The genre is turning to the animal kingdom for inspiration, most recently with War Monkeys and now with the comic book adaptation We3, based on the Vertigo mini-series of the same name, which is seeing some progress.
Producer Don Murphy informs ShockTillYouDrop.com: "Even though the film is going to be live-action, we brought on the lead director of Kung Fu Panda [John Stevenson]. He's attached to direct We3. We're doing it as an R-rating. It's not going to be cutesy. There's killer rabbits and stuff. We're in the process right now of trying to figure out where we're going to make it."
Written by Grant Morrison, who adapted his own source material, the action-packed, hyper-violent and heartbreaking story focuses on three test animals - a dog, a cat and a rabbit - who are infused into prototype combat suits equipped with various weaponry. Thanks to chips in their skulls, they're allowed to speak. This trio breaks free and We3 tells of their perilous return home. The series was released in 2004 and was illustrated by Frank Quitely
"It was at New Line," says Murphy. "But the new New Line doesn't want to do these kinds of movies. We have two really good prospects. [Producer] Susan [Montford] was able to get this film going just based on the treatment before the comic so we've been on this a while."
Source: Ryan Rotten, Managing Editor