It’s starting to look like we’ll see more announcements than actual DC Comics movies made. We recently learned that Blue Beetle and Zatanna movies were in development phases at Warner Bros. along with a sequel to Aquaman and today we get news of yet another superhero project based on a DC Comics character.
TheHollywoodReporter states that Plastic Man is getting his own movie with screenwriter Amanda Idoko (The Mayor) now attached to pen a script for WB.
Classic DC Comics hero Plastic Man is getting the big-screen treatment. Up-and-coming screenwriter Amanda Idoko has been hired to pen the script for what will be a comedic action-adventure for Warner Bros. Bob Shaye, the former co-founder of New Line-turned-producer will executive produce.
The hero’s true identity is Patrick “Eel” O’Brian, a crook-turned-good guy. O’Brian was part of a gang and during a botched heist is shot and wouldn’t you know it, also doused with a chemical liquid. Left for dead by the gang, he awakens to find himself imbued with the power to shapeshift and stretch his body into almost anything thanks to being the most malleable man alive. O’Brian eventually reforms and becomes a police officer.
A director isn’t currently attached so it remains unknown when they plan on getting cameras rolling on Plastic Man.
My personal knowledge of the character is that he’s more of a comedic figure in the comics, I doubt they’ll go dark and gritty. I think they’re certainly trying to follow up Shazam! with more characters that might be considered a little more fun than previous adaptations.
The Wachowskis (Matrix) had once tried to get the studio to let them make a Plastic Man movie.
The studio hasn’t given Plastic Man an official release date or confirmed the project.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER