This week, we’ve received updates from so many superhero properties reaching the big screen such as Big Hero 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Human Fly, and Ant-Man, but all of those come from major comic company Marvel. Well, the House of Ideas isn’t the only comic book company looking to make a name for themselves in the movie business (although sometimes it seems like they are). There are some independent imprints that are looking to find success in Tinseltown as well, like Bluewater Productions. According to Coming Soon, the independent production company is looking to adapt their comic books ‘Insane Jane’ and ‘Tom Corbett: Space Cadet’ into movies, with the help of Pleroma Entertainment.
This isn’t Bluewater’s first foray into film though. They have some projects set up at Universal, Paramount, and more for their titles ‘Nanny & Hank’, ‘Legend of Isis’, ‘10th Muse’, and ‘Sinbad Rogue of Mars’ already.
Here’s the description of the superhero horror comic ‘Insane Jane’:
Take youthful energy. Add in some over-active imagination. Mix in some powdered donuts. Sprinkle it with delusional disorder and you get … Insane Jane! The kookiest action hero of the 21st century. Will Jane save the day? Will Jane destroy the world? Will she remember to take her medication?
And here’s one for ‘Tom Corbett: Space Cadet’, which is based on the novel series by Carey Rockwell:
Starring a movie-ready hero who harkens back to the retro space heroes of the 1950s! Juggling schoolwork, cadet training and saving the world, Tom is on the adventure of his life in his new adventures.
I’m all for independent comics getting recognition and getting noticed, but I’m not sure about Tom Corbett. A 1950s kid superhero doesn’t do anything for me, but Insane Jane sounds like a character many people could get behind. It kinda reminds me of ‘Tank Girl’, which was adapted into a movie back in 1995. I think of the two Bluewater properties working their way to a screen of some sort, ‘Insane Jane’ has the potential to be something pretty good and I hope other people think so too so that it can become a movie one day.