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Old 2004-11-03, 10:27 AM   #1
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Red face Don't hold your breath - John Rogers is going to write the upcoming TF movie script

http://www.empireonline.co.uk/site/n...?news_id=16335

Uhm... the guy who wrote Catwoman?!?
 

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Old 2004-11-03, 10:52 AM   #2
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ok ermm we're in trouble...

although i will try and be as optimistic as possible...
 
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Old 2004-11-03, 12:09 PM   #3
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wow....im gonna be optimistic because i didnt see catwoman because i think whoever destroyed the movie was the costume designer. but that wasnt what confused me...it was the
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the good guys traditionally turn themselves into nice objects, like cars, trucks, and sandwich makers, while the Decepticons boo! Hiss! become less helpful objects, like guns, and remote controls with the batteries missing
i wish i could have a fricken sandwich maker that turns into a robot...that would be pretty fricken cool

and also judging from his other movies that hes done (The Core and American Outlaws) im starting to lose my optimistic-ness...and how do Core and AO count as comic book adaptations?...this article confuses me and scares me at the same time
 

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Old 2004-11-03, 12:33 PM   #4
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It actually says that Rogers is writing a script which based on story by DeSanto. Does that make a difference?

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and how do Core and AO count as comic book adaptations?.
And who says they do? They're not even mentioned in the article.
 
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Old 2004-11-03, 12:47 PM   #5
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It actually says that Rogers is writing a script which based on story by DeSanto. Does that make a difference?
Could do.

Rogers didn't actually write Catwoman alone. According to IMDB.com it was:

Story: Theresa Rebeck, John Brancato & Michael Ferris
Screenplay: John Brancato, Michael Ferris & John Rogers
With the characters credited to Bob Kane.

As such, it's pretty hard to surmise exactly how much Rogers contributed. We shouldn't really pre-judge him based solely on a movie that he co-wrote an unknown quantity of the script for.

The Core was also a co-written job (with Cooper Layne), as was American Outlaws (screenplay co-written with Roderick Taylor, who gets full story credit).

De Santo's only previous writing credit is X-Men, where he only gets a story co-credit with Singer (the script going to David Hayter). That makes him half-responsible for plot-holes, but not dodgy dialogue.

I'm willing to wait and see. At least it's not Mad Brick, though.
 
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Old 2004-11-03, 02:06 PM   #6
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Rogers has to go... cause Catwomen was just a big bust... and it would suck if TF went down like that... especially after waiting all these years for something like this to come out...
 

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Old 2004-11-03, 02:16 PM   #7
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Didn't they say they were getting a "big fan" to do the screenplay? Was he a "big fan" of the Catwoman comics before he co-wrote that atrocity? I can't imagine a "big fan" wanting to have his name attached to anything that would defemate a classic character like that. Oh yeah, the money...
 
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Old 2004-11-03, 02:29 PM   #8
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So help me Primus, Should he ruin the Transformers as he did Catwoman, I'll be at his front door with a Energon-blade aimed at his throat!!!

By the way, yes I am a little crazy........thanks for asking.
 
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Old 2004-11-03, 02:29 PM   #9
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So help me Primus, Should he ruin the Transformers as he did Catwoman, I'll be at his front door with a Energon-blade aimed at his throat!!!

By the way, yes I am a little crazy........thanks for asking.
 
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Old 2004-11-03, 02:35 PM   #10
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Should he ruin the Transformers as he did Catwoman
What makes you believe he ruined Catwoman? Of the three people who co-wrote the script, he was the only one not to have a story credit.

Surely that makes him the least culpable member of the writing team?
 

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Old 2004-11-03, 02:52 PM   #11
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http://www.empireonline.co.uk/site/n...?news_id=16335

Uhm... the guy who wrote Catwoman?!?

Ahhh, tell me I didn't just read that!

Catwoman sucked....Big time.

Please guys, don't mess this movie up!
 
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Old 2004-11-03, 03:12 PM   #12
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This is just not my day.

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What retard wrote this article?
 
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Old 2004-11-03, 03:13 PM   #13
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What retard wrote this article?
Somebody with a sense of irony.
 

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Old 2004-11-03, 03:58 PM   #14
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What makes you believe he ruined Catwoman?

thats too much crap for one men to do alone,imo he is a bad choice even if all he did in catwoman was to serve coffee to the interm!
 

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Old 2004-11-03, 04:51 PM   #15
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Don Murphy just addressed the matter on his board:

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John Rogers is a tremendous writer.
We all read his draft of Catwoman.
It was awesome.
We all thought the film Catwoman sucked ass.
Remember one of my fellow producers on this is Lorenzo D'buonaventura who worked on Catwoman at Warners.


Films turn out good or bad and get rewritten and other people get credit all the time.

John Rogers is one of us. He gets this.

 

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Old 2004-11-03, 05:24 PM   #16
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Oh great.

I'd love to believe Murphy on this, but I can't force myself, really.

So, this is the guy who helped create the Catwoman that claimed that there were many Catwomen throughout history, and they're tied into how the ancient Egyptians worshipped cats?

Oh-kay...so now, I'm expecting the TFs to be experimental war machines created by the Nazis with some archane tech during WW2, in order to crush the Allied scum or something. The Autobots - who were designed more for transport than combat - rebelled, and buried themselves and the 'Cons beneath the surface of the globe, until a six-year-old somehow reactivated the Convenient Repair Drone/Plot Device(tm), thus causing the TFs to come back to life, and the 'Cons to once again strive to bring the Third Reich upon all of humanity. HEIL MEGSY!
 


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Old 2004-11-03, 06:11 PM   #17
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I'd love to believe Murphy on this
So would I, but I'm not optimistic... :\

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while the Decepticons boo! Hiss! become less helpful objects, like guns, and remote controls with the batteries missing
I demand someone write a remote control 'Con!
 
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Old 2004-11-03, 06:44 PM   #18
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Really this will be a hard one to predict. Rogers helped make the screenplay which isn't the story i.e. he made the script for the actors to read not the story itself. Does this mean I have faith in Spielburg................ let's see he hasn't made a really decent films have been made by him in a while and there's no garuntee he'll direct the film so, I wait and watch to see what becomes of it.
 
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Old 2004-11-03, 06:52 PM   #19
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I demand someone write a remote control 'Con!
Ah, I could just see it now..


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Old 2004-11-03, 08:29 PM   #20
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i've been watching tf for years and if this guy fs it up i think we should storm his house and whip his a whose with me
 
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