Saturday, March 22, 2014

NBC’s ‘Constantine’ TV Show! ‘Clings More Closely to the Source Material’

Some of you may remember the movie called "Constantine" from the 1990s, that featured Keanu Reeves as a working-class magician, occult detective, and con man stationed in London. He is known for his endless cynicism, deadpan snarking, ruthless cunning, and constant chain smoking, but is also a passionate humanist driven by a heartfelt desire to do some good in his life. NOW, NBC TV is working on a television series about this occult detective!  I   read the comics and love them!  Looking forward to it, since this article indicates they're sticking to the comics! - Rob

NBC’s ‘Constantine’ ‘Clings More Closely to the Source Material’

Work on NBC’s Constantine pilot is well under way, and according to writer/executive producer David S. Goyer, the television series will have much more in common with its comic-book roots than the Keanu Reeves film did.
In an interview with I Am Rogue, Goyer discussed the work on the pilot — which, by this point, will have begun filming — and teased a bit of what fans of the character can expect.
“He will have his signature trench coat and skinny tie. I would say that the show clings more closely to the sourse material then the film did. Even though the film was interesting,” he said. “Quite a few other characters from the comic books and possibly from the DC Universe should we move forward will be showing up. … I think we would try to bring in some of the other occult figures.”
As to whether Constantine will be sporting his signature cigarette, the executive producer said it was a “tricky” proposition for network television, but that the team was “negotiating.” Goyer also stated that one more actor — beyond star Matt Ryan and supporting actors Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford and Lucy Griffiths — has yet to be announced as a character from the comics.
INTERVIEW: IAR managing editor Jami Philbrick speaks exclusively with writer/executive producer David S. Goyer about his work on the TV pilot for 'Constantine,' which is based on the popular DC Comics occult character.



Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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