Volume 23, Number 04, Summer 2005

V for Vendetta Movie Update

In the Spring Issue of Prometheus, reporting on the V for Vendetta movie, I offered some wary comments about the quality and intent of the movie adaptation. On May 23, www.comicbookresources.com reported that creator Alan Moore slammed the screenplay and publically disassociated himself from the upcoming movie based on his work.

Some early screenplay reviews also have intimated at major changes to the novel, hinting at a strange and bizarre ending at odds with the book. There’s been a major character change with regards to the character of V; orginal actor James Purefoy was dropped and the role assumed by Hugo Weaving.

However, an early poster available at http://vfordendetta.warnerbros.com/ looks quite promising, featuring the quote, “People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.” In other words, like with all major motion picture adaptions, expect variations from the original material and the completed product.

—Anders Monsen

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