Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Strikeforce: Morituri Movie?

Hardcore Marvel fans will recognize the short lived series Strikeforce: Morituri. For those who weren't reading Marvel comics in the 80's, the series focused on earth after an alien invasion. In order to fight them off a scientist developed a process that would give humans superpowers but with one catch, they would die a year later as a result of the treatment. It was a truly interesting concept that made for a really different comic. Plus since it was outside the established Marvel Universe, characters were expendable. 

Interestingly enough, it's being done, not through Marvel but Waterman Entertainment. Steve Waterman, the founder, produced such things things as the Alvin and the Chipmunk movies and the Stuart Little films, but hopefully that's not indicative of how it'll be handled.


  1. I'm only slightly familiar with this one, but it sounds like it might be interesting.

  2. This sounds interesting to me. I guess we'll find out how it turns out in time.

  3. This super strong concept is the superhero movie franchise the world has been waiting for. Characters can come and go, be brave or cowardly, selfless or selfish. Plus you can create characters with little or no back continuity to get over. How you portray them in a movie will be how people first experience them.

    The characters all have unique individualized powers, they come from all over the world and are on time limit. I would like to see the comic series adapted HBO or STARZ style.

    Have you read 'Electric Undertow' which tells the story of the last of the Morituris who no longer have a time limit but have all their powers and then some. The villians are very original and not everything in this fictionalized world is black and white. One of my favorite miniseries from the eighties and the age of cardstock covers.

  4. so, you don't want them to do it with talking anthropomorphic animals?

  5. Pat, As long it's handled well, I think it could be a nice, darker superhero movie than we've been getting.

    Kal, I never got to finish the series. What I know of it is from reading through my older sister's comic collection. I could see it done as an HBO or Starz show, but they're set on a movie. Though I believe they said the creator of the comic is co-writing the script, so that could bode well.

    Budd, Ha, no, just concerned that they may try and make the story more family friendly and cut out elements of the story.

  6. I had no clue that marvel did that. Concept is great too. It's like a fantastic Four meets 24? Ok, maybe not. I gotta track it down. BTW...love the Spider-man post Secret Wars imprint.


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