IGN Filmforce recently caught up with Dark Castle Entertainment VP David Gambino to talk the status of the “Sgt. Rock” comic adaptation.
Gambino says John Cox’s screenplay for the proposed film is “fantastic and everybody’s really happy with it,” and that discussions are currently underway as to how to shoot the WW2-set picture.
“It’s really just about trying to attach cast right now and really decide what the movie is going to be, how we’re going to make it. There’s been talk about possibly doing it like a 300, really making it like a graphic novel come to life, but no decisions have really been made on that.” says Gambino.
One comment he did make sounds concerning in that the film may be overly jingo-istic and could come under fire for being politically naive – “We’re living in times now where people are questioning whether or not we should be in Iraq, and I think World War II was the last war where it was pretty clean-cut who was the good guy and who was the bad guy. I think audiences still love that, they still love going back to that era where the politics of the time were very clear as to who we wouldn’t want to take out and who were the heroes. And Sgt. Rock tries to capture some of that.”