Sunday, May 18, 2014

A Hellblazer Adaptation Comes to TV


This fall, NBC will feature a television adaptation of the Hellblazer comics!
My question right away was- will it be a closer interpretation than the movie? Well, already it looks like the answer is yes. I mean, this Constantine is actually British, at least. But it looks like some other things might be altered. Personally, I am ok with some changes if it makes the story better and more exciting. In fact, despite the fact that the movie was only loosely based on the comics, I still really enjoyed it. It was sort of like the World War Z movie. If you went in expecting to see the book, you were going to be disappointed, but if you just watched the movie with no expectations, it was actually not bad. 
Hopefully, the TV show will give us a bit more of the "real" Constantine, while bringing some fresh story-lines to the series.

Description from nbc.com :

 "Based on the wildly popular comic book series "Hellblazer" from DC Comics, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine specializes in giving hell... hell. Armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and his wickedly naughty wit, he fights the good fight - or at least he did. With his soul already damned to hell, he's decided to leave his do-gooder life behind. But when demons target Liv, the daughter of one of Constantine's oldest friends, he's reluctantly thrust back into the fray - and he'll do whatever it takes to save her. Before long, it's revealed that Liv's "second sight," an ability to see the worlds behind our world and predict supernatural occurrences, is a threat to a mysterious new evil that's rising in the shadows. And now it's not just Liv who needs protection; the angels are starting to get worried too. So, together, Constantine and Liv must use her power and his skills to travel the country, find the demons that threaten our world - and send them back where they belong. After that, who knows... maybe there's hope for him and his soul after all.
From Executive Producer David S. Goyer ("Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight Rises") and director Neil Marshall ("Game of Thrones," "The Descent") comes a dark new thriller that proves fighting evil is a hell of a job."

And you can see the trailer below:

 

I am definitely intrigued! Can't wait to see if this is any good!

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