The two most famous animation directors do not happen every day history jump in the world of comics, but it will happen. Directors Ron Clements and John Musker, who made they love movies you may have heard of Aladdin, Little siren, i Moana, want to make an animated film on the DC series Metal Men.
Hollywood Reporter published the news and added that the couple teamed up with writer Celeste Ballard (Space Jam: A new legacy) on the project. Clements and Musker have written the treatment and want to direct it, but there is no word on whether this will be Warner Bros. theatrical or for HBO Max.
Now, obviously, Metal Men it’s not one of DC’s premier titles, but the concept certainly has some real potential as well has been brought back to life over the years. What followed was a story created in the early 1960s by Robert Kanigher and Ross Andra a brilliant scientist who created six intelligent robots (which, despite the title, were not all men) who have been given powers focused on a particular metal from which they are made: gscrap, iron, lead, sheet metal, mercury, and platinum. The tones changed with the characters and there is no word on what Clements, Musker and Ballard had planned, but one could imagine, if you look at the director’s previous works, the family-a friendly adventure with heart and humor seems likely.
According to Trading, this is not the first time Warner Bros. tried to bring Metal Men on the big screen. The live action version was in development in the early 2000s with a largeweather names such as Lauren Schuler Donner (X-Men), DC mainstay Geoff Johns, and even Barry Sonnenfeld (Men in Black). That didn’t happen, though (you know?), and given that Warner Bros. it really goes through its DC properties to expand to all its media, this seems like a version that has a good fixing opportunity. Yes, another metal word game.
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