Tired of waiting for Hollywood to screw him over by making his masterpieces into big budget films, Alan Moore will be releasing his next project as a series of short films.
The Creators Project, an organization that seeks to help innovative creators distribute their art through new technology, has announced a partnership today with Alan Moore to release a series of short films called Show Pieces. The first installment of the film, Act of Faith, starring Siobhan Hewlett, has already been filmed, and the second, Jimmy's End, will be filmed this summer. The films will debut at The Creators Project 2012 event in New York City in October.
Moore, a celebrated comic book creator, is famous for being the victim of a massive campaign of humiliation by DC Comics and Warner Bros, who have made mockeries of some of his most beloved works by turning them into successful movies, released toasters and other merchandise emblazoned with images from his seminal Watchmen, and most recently created Watchmen prequel comics. Moore, a black-belt level wizard, has been unable to use even his great magickal powers to stop the exploitation, leaving him no other recourse but to make comics about fish semen... until now.
The Show Pieces films are the first Moore has ever written directly for film, and little is known about them except that the subject matter is "occult and noir-flecked," a phrase often used to describe Moore's hobo-esque beard, but we're hoping they will also touch on other typical Moore themes like rape and child pornography. One renowned film expert, ThanosCopter, speculates that the film will revolve around Moore's beard raping a pastiche of Superman and Batman while justifying it as art.
For those who fear that the release of films is indicative of Moore selling out, the creator guarantees that despite having complete creative control over the venture, he is still unlikely to give the films his stamp of approval, and will complain vocally about them in interviews. The Outhouse reached out to Moore for further comment, but when he started chanting at us in ancient Sumerian, we ran away quickly like frightened little girls.
Source: The Creators Project
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror