One of the most surprising bits of news at Comic-Con was the news of DC Comics adapting Quentin Tarantino’s screenplay for his new film, Django Unchained. What’s fascinating about it to me is that Tarantino acknowledges the power of comics to do stuff you can’t do in movies, as the comic will adapt the original screenplay before he makes any changes, cuts scenes, etc.
You can read more about the story (including a description of the film’s plot, which sounds NUTS) here.
The idea of adapting original screenplays into comic book form is a great idea for those screenplays that were just too long to make into a movie. There’s really no such thing as a comic being too long, ya know?