I was actually cleared to talk about this at San Diego, but all the press I did there was Japanese-oriented for the Marvel Anime deal… so I’m going to mention it here, to say I did, and to maybe make up for that by giving the comics news sites something to post post-SDCC. I’m writing a film treatment for Hollywood Gang, who co-produced Frank Miller’s 300. Hollywood Gang have previously optioned my graphic novel (with Chris Sprouse) OCEAN. On my desk, the treatment is called Untitled Arthurian Project. On their desk, the project is called EXCALIBUR. I’m working directly with Gianni Nunnari, Oliver Kramer and Craig Flores (whom I was delighted to bump into on the Warner’s lot the other day) and having a great time. So… yeah. Movie stuff. Other things to talk about soon. I’ve been sitting on that one for months.Ellis tells AICN exclusively:
'Untitled Arthurian Project,' as I call it (just so I can't feel John Boorman's EXCALIBUR looming down at me from my DVD shelf), differs from the prior 751 King Arthur movies in many ways, but perhaps most obviously in that it is very specifically about the gathering of the Knights.Ellis, who scripted the recent super-violent “GI Joe: Resolute” cartoon movie, also revealed to AICN a few more details about those Marvel cartoon series he's working on for Japanese TV:
WOLVERINE and IRON MAN are 13 episodes each. I'm not actually scripting, but providing detailed storylines for each episode, which will then be handed to a Japanese scripter at Madhouse. IRON MAN leads into WOLVERINE.