The pipeline of comics to film adaptations has been quite frequent in the last decade. Some movies and TV series are planned within just a year of a comic’s release, such as with Something is killing the children. With all these comic to film adaptations, fans are always asking for more from certain directors and writers.
The writer and director of a comic book adaptation can sink or save the movie, which is why so many comic book fans hope that certain teams work on their favorite franchises. The perfect team that creates the perfect comic-to-movie adaptation can be hard to find, but there are plenty of pairings that fans want to see.
10/10 Ice Cream Man can begin a cinematic universe
Directed by Scott Derrickson and written by Simon Barrett
Gaining almost instant popularity upon release, Ice cream man is a horror anthology comic created by W. Maxwell Prince and Martin Morazzo for Image Comics. The only thing each story in the anthology has in common is the appearance of the titular Ice Cream Man, Rick, who uses his horrifying powers to affect ordinary people.
Ice cream man was originally intended to receive a Quibi show, but its fate is up in the air after Quibi quit. After directing Doctor Strange and The black phoneScott Derrickson has proven himself capable of making solid films, and Simon Barrett, the writer of You are next and more W/H/S segments, knows horror. These two would make a great couple too Ice cream man.
9/10 Saga is the next big space opera after Star Wars
It should be directed by Peter Jackson and Brian K. Vaughn
SagaBrian K. Vaughn’s first co-creator series with Fiona Staples after years of working for major comic book companies is a fantasy space opera with a love story at its heart. Saga focuses on Alana and Marko, two lovers from different sides of a war, as they try to escape the war with their daughter.
As scriptwriter and producer on several shows, i.a Marvel’s Runaways and Lost, Vaughn is the only person who should be writing the movie version. Since Saga has been described in the same way as Lord of the Ringswould Peter Jackson be an inspired choice to direct.
8/10 Savage Dragon’s over-the-top action is perfect for the big screen
And Craig Zobel, Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing are perfect for the adaptation
Created by Erik Larsen, Savage Dragon is the story of Malcolm Dragon, an officer with the Chicago Police Department and occasional superhero. Savage Dragon blends police drama and super-powered puzzles into a compelling, thought-provoking story.
Writers Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing have proven to be a powerhouse duo for nearly a decade with hundreds of comics under their belts and several side projects including short films, making them uniquely qualified to team up on a Savage Dragon film. Director of the controversial The huntCraig Zobel is capable of taking on directorial duties, especially after proving himself capable of directing great fight scenes.
7/10 We3 is a shocking story about murderous cyborg animals
And little killers are Joe Dante and Don Mancini Wheelhouse
Consisting of only 3 issues created by Grant Morrison, with art by Frank Quitely and Jamie Grant, We 3 follows a trio of animals that have been changed into weapons. The small group consists of a dog, a cat and a rabbit adapted to bloody military operations before they escape to freedom, although they suffer many losses.
Joe Dante and Don Mancini have each had a chance to create and perfect small, chaotic killers. Dante directed both Gremlins movies and Little soldiers while Mancini has written everything Chucky Movies. The couple teaming up would make for a bloody and heartbreaking movie just like that We 3its original driving.
6/10 Fables mixes myths with modern issues
That John D. Payne and Patrick McKay should write while Michael Matthews directs
Featuring several popular characters from fairy tales, folklore and myth, Fablescreated by Bill Willingham for Vertigo, sees the citizens of Fabletown in modern times as they deal with conflict, people and a deadly enemy known as The Adversary. Fables has had several spin-offs and prequels, including the more famous video game, The wolf among us.
John D. Payne and Patrick McKay are the duo that revived Lord of the Rings series as authors of Power ringswhich shows their impressive ability to adapt and develop material, as they can with Fables. Michael Matthews is a lesser-known director, with Love and monsters is his biggest film, but the South African director has proven that he can work with monsters and men with his smaller works and shorts.
5/10 Tepper is a deep, emotional tale of old age
Which Stephen Chbosky is the perfect person to direct
Created and Lived by Craig Thompson, Carpets is an autobiographical graphic novel that focuses on Thompson’s first love as he struggles with his faith. Carpets is an emotional rollercoaster that grips the reader and keeps them reading and feeling until the end.
Since the lived experiences are his, Thompson would be the best choice as a screenwriter. Assisting Thompson and directing duties would be best suited for Stephen Chbosky. Chbosky is the author, screenwriter and director of The benefits of being a wallflower which contains similar themes as Carpets, and has served as director of Wonder and Dear Evan Hansen.
4/10 We can never go home needs an adjustment
With Emerald Fennell and Bo Burnham teaming up
Posted by Black Mask, We can never go home was created by Josh Hood, Matthew Rosenberg and Patrick Kindlon. The story focuses on Madison, a super-powered teenage girl, and Duncan, a troubled teenager who isn’t afraid to use his gun, as they try to run away from home, but end up in violence and crime.
Emerald Fennell is the writer-director of the profoundly impactful Promising young woman, a story of righteous revenge. Bo Burnham has also found success as a screenwriter-director with his film Eight grade, a story about modern teenagers. The pair could easily team up to tackle We can never go home which sits midway between both of their famous works, with superpowers thrown in for good measure.
3/10 A Young Avengers movie is coming soon
And is the perfect second chance for Chloe Zhao and Angela Robinson
Originally created by writer Allan Heinberg and artist Jim Cheung Young Avengers started as a look at the heroes of the future in the Marvel universe. With star cast members like Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop, Billy Maximoff and Kathryn Newton’s Cassie Lang becoming big MCU faces, it’s only a matter of time before a Young Avengers the film is greenlit.
Angela Robinson is a well-rounded writer, tackling dramatic works such as Professor Marston & Wonder Womenand action comedies such as DEBS, showing that she can write a nuanced piece that properly introduces the team to the MCU. While Eternalsher first foray into the MCU, has its critics, Chloe Zhao is ready for a second round with a more familiar group of characters.
2/10 Chew is a police procedural with a cannibal twist
That Daniels can do justice on the big screen
Following an FDA agent named Tony Chu who receives psychic impressions from everything he eats, Chew, written by John Layman and drawn by Rob Guillory, is a detective story with a supernatural twist. Chu works in a post-poultry world and solves crimes thanks to his cibopathy. A film version can play as a nice mix of Hannibal and Se7en.
The writer-director duo behind it Everything, everywhere, all at once and Swiss army man, Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, are the best duo for the job. They have proven their chops with both films, fusing comedic and dramatic moments for fans to enjoy in a Chew film.
1/10 Hack/Slash is a genre-defining comic book series
And radio silence should lay hands on it
Tim Seeley’s Hack/Slash is the story of the last final girl, Cassie Hack, and her amazing mutant friend Vlad. The story follows the pair as they travel the country to save people and kill Slashers, reanimated killers in the same category as Jason Voorhees.
Radio Silence is a collective group consisting of Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett and Chad Villella. The group has found massive success in the horror world thanks to W/H/S, Ready or notand Scream (2020). Their history in the genre gives them the perfect amount of experience to handle Hack/Slash in the transition to the screen.
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