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Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« Reply #15 on: 18 March, 2019, 09:53:54 am »
Sean Bean for Harry Ex!
Although that would mean Harry would have to be killed in 'shock' fashion at some point.

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Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« Reply #16 on: 18 March, 2019, 09:56:42 am »
I'm fan-casting Charlie Hunnam and Idris Elba.

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« Reply #17 on: 18 March, 2019, 09:57:59 am »
Will it be a British actor or an American one? Brian Helgeland might opt for a recognised American actor on which to base his vision of Harry Exton. I hope not, but we don't know what plans he has for his version of the character or whose even interested in playing it. I don't want to be too much of a killjoy, but you have to consider it with the cold eye of commerce. Would an American actor sell it better to a worldwide audience than a British or Irish one? Jack O Connell would be goods if a little young for my pick.
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Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« Reply #18 on: 18 March, 2019, 01:21:38 pm »
My money's on an American Harry, though I'd prefer a Brit one.  Obviously a younger Mel Gibson with his hair bleached would look the part, if he had the right accent and wasn't such an appalling shitehound.
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Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« Reply #19 on: 18 March, 2019, 02:26:34 pm »
Jason Statham.
Who doesn't like a Jason Statham action thrilller?

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Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« Reply #20 on: 18 March, 2019, 03:32:12 pm »
Jason Statham.
Who doesn't like a Jason Statham action thrilller?

Works for me
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Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« Reply #21 on: 18 March, 2019, 04:14:08 pm »
Works for me

Plus he can do that accent where no one can work out if he's supposed to be English or American.
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Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« Reply #22 on: 18 March, 2019, 05:55:45 pm »
Jason Statham.
Who doesn't like a Jason Statham action thrilller?

Me!

He makes a slab of ham look like Olivier!  :lol:

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Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« Reply #23 on: 18 March, 2019, 06:07:26 pm »
It's the biopic I've been waiting for all my life ....




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Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« Reply #24 on: 18 March, 2019, 06:46:06 pm »
It's the biopic I've been waiting for all my life ....



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Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« Reply #25 on: 18 March, 2019, 06:51:57 pm »
Surely that should say “Coming soon to Pornhub?” Phwooooor!

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Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« Reply #26 on: 27 March, 2019, 11:32:55 am »
Does Rebellion have anything to do with this? It would be another great film they could make at their new studios. Or do they no longer own the rights to Button Man? I seem to remember that there has been a long running dispute over ownership of the rights to this character and that’s why this film wasn’t made a long time ago.
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Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« Reply #27 on: 27 March, 2019, 12:34:17 pm »
I seem to remember that there has been a long running dispute over ownership of the rights to this character and that’s why this film wasn’t made a long time ago.

Where did you hear that? It's creator-owned by Wagner/Ranson — it's been optioned by various producers/studios for years and it's just completely ordinary Hollywood uselessness that explains the fact it hasn't got made before now. Wagner used to refer to the regularity with which the option would lapse and get renewed as his pension scheme.
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Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« Reply #28 on: 27 March, 2019, 12:34:35 pm »
Does Rebellion have anything to do with this? It would be another great film they could make at their new studios. Or do they no longer own the rights to Button Man? I seem to remember that there has been a long running dispute over ownership of the rights to this character and that’s why this film wasn’t made a long time ago.

AFAIK there was never a dispute over the rights to Button Man and the film-rights were sold by John and Arthur to Dreamworks over a decade ago. Rebellion did and maybe still do have book publication rights to Button Man but it has always been a creator owned comic so this current deal with Netflix would've gone through the creators John Wagner & Arthur Ranson and whomever currently owns the option for the film rights.

That doesn't mean they can't hire the use of Rebelion studios if it suits their purpose.

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Re: Button Man coming to Netflix.
« Reply #29 on: 27 March, 2019, 12:47:45 pm »


The current rights holders are Matt Reeves's production company 6th & Idaho who have a distribution deal with Netflix.

https://media.netflix.com/en/press-releases/netflix-and-matt-reeves-6th-idaho-enter-into-exclusive-multi-year-deal