The Intellectual Property That Cannot Die
The Phantom began life as a comic strip in 1936. To put it in perspective, that’s old enough to have influenced Batman. And, despite the flop starring Billy Zane, The SyFy Channel believes that people are still interested enough to watch a miniseries about the character.
(Quick Note: Was that a flop? I never hear anyone talking about it but I remember renting it from Blockbuster as a lad. Even back then I may have thought it was boring.)
So the SyFy Channel is taking a big risk here, there are ZERO giant animals in this trailer. Heck, there’s not even a purple onesie with a black domino mask. It’s not very “Phantom”-y but maybe that’s a good thing. Check it out, yo.
The Phantom will be played by Ryan Carnes and I believe his opposition will be Cas Anvar. I don’t believe either of those names mean anything. The lead actor doesn’t even have a picture on IMDB.
OK, in the interest of inflating my comment numbers, what character (I’m thinking in the vein of old comics like this, but anything could work) would you be happy to never see again? I wanted to say Marmaduke, but I have to go with Garfield. I don’t want to see his comic strip in my Sunday Funnies, I don’t want to see his movies on Starz, I don’t even want to see him on my Meijer brand applesauce. That might be a regional reference.
(via Sci Fi Wire)
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