the wachowski bros (of "The Matrix" fame, 'course) are producing a movie adaptation of alan moore's old comic book "V For Vendetta." very little info available so far, except that natalie portman is playing one of the lead roles. natalie portman is kinda not my idea of a good actress... she's kind of got that "all the acting skills of a wooden plank" thing going on, like kee-noo reevz? it's only at its pre-production stage thus far, so who knows how the rest of the cast will fill out.
will be interesting to see how people react to a movie where the hero is a "terrorist" since the word has become a much more emotional word than it was in the 1980s (when the comic was originally published). think guy fawkes meets orwell. i guess they're playing it safe by having "V" fight against german nazis. you know. it's easier for audiences to accept the premise of nazis winning WW2, than fascism spawned from england's own politics. it's wussing out on the political aspect 'cause the comic was definitely a warning about the direction that thatcherism/reaganism was leading us in (ahem... usa patriot act?), rather than some "what if???" fantasy about hitler.
maybe it could turn out okay-ish. or it could just end up being a steaming pile of gunfights and car chases.
imdb page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0434409/
a V For Vendetta fan site (you can see some of the comic's artwork in the "gallery" section): http://www.shadowgalaxy.net/Vendetta/vmain.html
a little discussion of the script: http://www.scifimoviepage.com/art_vendetta.html
part of an interview with alan moore, about the comic book: http://220.127.116.11/search?q=cache...ex1.html&hl=en