November 14, 2008
Films That Should Be Made: Big Guy & Rusty The Boy Robot
A mixture of The Iron Giant, Astro Boy and Godzilla it was a short lived comic and animated television series. Created by Frank Miller and artist Geof Darrow who previously worked together on Hard Boiled. This would be yet another great adaptation the mixture of genres would make it perfect for a science fiction fans. After Cloverfield brought back the idea of the large monster genre even with it's super short running time. People are dying to see a sequel well, I think this would be a better and bigger movie. Depending on who gets involved it could end up live-action mixed with CGI like Battle Angel or Avatar.
Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine (Crank, Pathology, Game) would be perfect for the project. Although it seems to be geared towards kids because of it's being adapted to a cartoon. The comic is more rough and violent than what children could handle. It's very adult, when it comes to the destruction of the city and civilians who get killed in the process.
"revolves around an attack on Tokyo by a giant reptilian creature that is generated in an experiment gone wrong, and the failure of the newly-commissioned Rusty the Boy Robot to stop the threat. Subsequently, Japan requested help from the U.S. Armed Forces, whose ultimate defense, the robot Big Guy, launches from his air carrier base and uses his awesome arsenal and good old-fashioned American know-how to save the day."
"story is based around New Tronic City, a fictional American city clearly modeled after New York City. Rusty is the most advanced robot with human emotional grid and nucleoprotonic powers that is going to replace the Big Guy, the Earth's last line of defense against all threats alien, domestic, or against the American way. However, Rusty is too inexperienced to stand on his own, so the Big Guy is re-commissioned to teach Rusty the way of trade. Rusty idolizes the Big Guy, regarding him as the best robot ever. Big Guy is actually piloted by Lieutenant Dwayne Hunter, who poses as his chief mechanic."