Thursday, June 21, 2012
Barry Sonnenfeld Directing DC Comics Adaptation ‘Metal Men’ For Warner Bros.?
Posted by JPX
From slashfilm, You might remember that not long ago Men in Black director Barry Sonnenfeld was said to be secretly developing a film based on a big comic book property. Now the cat might be out of the bag, and if reports are correct, Sonnenfeld is working on a movie based on DC’s team The Metal Men.
Vulture says the team of flexible robots is the property Sonnenfeld is working on. Before we go any further, a wiki synopsis can tell you more about the Metal Men than is in my dim memory of reading comics featuring the characters:
Created by scientist Dr. William “Will” Magnus, the six robots were field leader Gold, strong man Iron, slow-witted and loyal Lead, hot-headed Mercury, self-doubting and insecure Tin, and Platinum (also called “Tina”), who believed she was a real woman and was in love with her creator. The group’s personalities mirrored their namesake metals, being dictated by devices called “responsometers”. Each Metal Man also possessed abilities that reflected the traits of their namesake metal: Gold could stretch his form almost infinitely, Iron was super strong, Lead could block harmful radiation by morphing into thick shields, Mercury could melt and pass through small spaces before reforming and Platinum could stretch or flatten.
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