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June 13, 2008

Morrison’s Warcop: Not new?

Filed under: Blurbs — David Uzumeri @ 9:04 pm

Anyone who follows Morrison’s career likely remembers his announcement of numerous new Vertigo projects at the New York Comic Con. Well, by numerous I mean three (maybe technically four): Seaguy 2 and 3, Atomika & Me (which was apparently a surprise to even the panelists – I’m afraid this was the one panel I missed so I have no eyewitness experience) and… actually, here’s what he said:

as well as a brand new book called Warcop, about everything that’s happened since 9-11: “I was interested in the fetishism of soldiers,” said Morrison. “It’s about how media, video games, comics, movies, etc., are basically primers for teaching people how to kill. It’s about one soldier who goes off to war and comes home looking for a new war; it turns into a conflict between kids and adults for control of the planet.”

Now, I’m not discounting the possibility that he just reused the title, but I was browsin’ Morrison’s website (since he was promising a redesign later this week – where the hell is that, G-Mo?) and I noticed this under screenwritingcredits:

‘WARCOP’

(Treatment for aborted Todd McFarlane/Madonna project 1993)

What? This… should be… interesting. It’s not ridiculous, since Morrison penned an issue of Spawn, but… Madonna?

This… yeah. Any ideas?

4 Comments »

  1. Newp, not really. It’s worth mentioning that e.g. Brian’s Magic Car which was an idea Morrison touted in a Comics World interview c. Flex Mentallo/2000AD Summer Invasion (’94-95) ended up being used in his final arc in New X-Men (2003-4) so – I guess, the point is ideas writers fancy never totally get binned, eh?

    Comment by Duncan — June 14, 2008 @ 6:08 pm

  2. Madonna may seem kind of off the wall for a project like this, but remember, at one point in the late 90’s, she bought the movie rights to the Parasite Eve videogame series, presumably as a starring vehicle for herself.

    Comment by Dave — June 19, 2008 @ 11:58 pm

  3. Isn’t it “Warcorp”?

    Comment by Dude — June 20, 2008 @ 7:55 pm

  4. And you can catch some bits of his panels (including him talking about the fetishization of soldiers, and relating war to people self-mutilating) on youtube.

    Comment by Dude — June 20, 2008 @ 7:56 pm

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