John Landis Says He’s Still Ginning Up His Biography Of EC Comics/Mad Magazine Mastermind William Gaines!!
Published at: May 16, 2010, 3:38 a.m. CST by hercules
I am – Hercules!!
Harry asked me to direct your attention to this story at Deadline Hollywood indicating that director John Landis is still determined to mount his big-screen biography of William M. Gaines, who founded Mad Magazine after he told a Senate subcommittee to go pee up a rope.
Lawmakers chased Gaines, then publisher of the gloriously gory EC horror comic book line, out of the funnyboook game.
Landis (“Kentucky Fried Movie,” “Animal House,” “The Blues Brothers”) has been working on the project since at least early 2008, but he’s also been busy more recently mounting the Andy Serkis-Simon Pegg graverobber tale “Burke and Hare.”