Producer Greg Berlanti (‘Pan’,’Warath of the Titans’) is getting back into the comic to movie adaptation business by teaming with Warner Bros and bringing ‘Infinite Horizon’ to the big screen.
While best known for his work on ‘The Flash‘ and ‘Arrow,’ you can’t help but remember that his last comic themed movie was ‘Green Lantern‘ and we all know how that one ended up. It’s like the film version of ‘Daredevil‘ for the DC Cinematic Universe. Still, this little gem from Image Comics might be just what we all need to put ‘Green Langern’ in the past and with writer Ryan Condal (‘Hercules’,’Colony’) on board, we’ll have a fresh voice penning the tale for us.
Honestly with how Berlanti has done since moving to television, I don’t think anyone can say that if he has creative control that they wouldn’t be looking forward to this one.
Of course, it would help if you knew what the six-issue miniseries was actually about. ‘The Infinite Horizon comic told “a military story set in the near future about a soldier who leads a group of abandoned soldiers on a 10-year journey back home. Along the way, he faces shipwrecks, an opponent wearing Cyclops-like battle tech armor and the call of sirens.” Think of it as a military science fiction piece that riffs off of Homer’s ‘The Odyssey.’
Gerry Duggan wrote the original 2007 run with Phil Noto tackling the artwork. The entire run ended up taking quite awhile to finish with the last issue not being released until 2011. Four years is a pretty epic wait for a six issue mini-series.
Unlike other military themed science fiction in the works such as the reboot of ‘Starship Troopers,’ this one is a little more grounded in reality not being that far into the future.
What are your thoughts on ‘The Infinite Horizon’? Are you confident enough in Berlanti’s recent work to not let ‘Green Lantern’ cloud your judgement on the film? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter