After delivering an animated anthology that broke all the rules, Blur Studios showed what they were capable of. That got me thinking, what should they do next? Here are some comic books that Blur Studios should adapt into animated films.
Tim Miller and David Fincher have been spearheading an animated film for The Goon for a long time now. After seeing the animation test, I feel confident that Blur Studios can make an animated feature film that remains faithful to the source material. I hope The Goon movie manages to capture the madcap humor of the comic while also dipping into the pathos of the character as seen in arcs like Chinatown and Occasion of Revenge.
Blacksad is about a cat detective named John Blacksad who solves mysteries during the cold war. The graphic novel series is basically R-rated Zootopia. Blacksad is an anthropomorphic noir story with cutting social satire and brilliant illustrations. If Blur Studios can blend photorealistic CGI with the painterly watercolor aesthetics of the graphic novel, they will have a truly magnificent animated film.
Sky Doll is about a pleasure droid named Noa who rebels against her assigned role in a world of religious fundamentalism and oppression. Like Blacksad, Sky Doll was created by former Disney animators who wanted to use their talent to explore more adult themes. The artwork is gorgeous and unlike anything ever seen in a science fiction film.
I never thought Sky Doll would get an animated adaptation because it features constant breast nudity, scathing religious satire, and terrorism. But in a world where we have Love, Death, and Robots we could have Sky Doll. Now that the graphic novel series has reached a conclusion there’s no better time to adapt Sky Doll into an animated feature.
Hard Boiled is a graphic novel that would only work as an animated adaption. Geof Darrow‘s art is so detailed and insane that it would look like a train-wreck in live action. Blur Studio’s use of CGI could render all of Darrow’s complex machines and demented environments. There are also scenes that are so graphically violent that they would only fly in a world post- Love, Death, and Robots.
Written by Paul Dini and drawn by Kenneth Rocafort, Madame Mirage is a criminally underrated comic with a killer premise. In a world where all the super-villains won and retired as business people, a mysterious women in white is hunting down the criminals who murdered her sister. Part superhero, part femme-fatale, and all badass, Madame Mirage is a heroine that audiences deserve.
Rocafort’s artwork would translate beautifully into cell-shaded animation. Dini has already had a seminal career in animation and a reputation for creating original female characters like Harley Quinn. Dini originally wanted to produce Madam Mirage as an animated series but the concept was too ahead of its time. Now that superheroines are taking to the big screen, the world is ready for Madame Mirage.