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JOE SOAP

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Button Man TV Show
« on: 01 January, 2016, 03:20:05 am »
From Arthur Ranson's website:


John Wagner and I have just agreed a contract with Warner Television. This will allow them, via their subsidiary company 'Bad Robot', to make a pilot based on the first Button Man story 'The Killing Game'.


http://www.arthurranson.com/blog/tv-button-man


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Re: Button Man TV Show
« Reply #1 on: 01 January, 2016, 03:41:52 am »
Should be interesting to see how they handle this and I hope it comes off for the creators and the fans alike!

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Re: Button Man TV Show
« Reply #2 on: 01 January, 2016, 06:59:59 am »
Well, well well. I thought I'd heard of Bad Robot and had seem the name somewhere recently so looked them up.... they have quite the track record for big genra productions now don't they!

Button Man always seemed rip for conversation so lets hope it all goes well for John and Arthur.

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Re: Button Man TV Show
« Reply #3 on: 01 January, 2016, 08:29:13 am »
Beautiful news! A really solid company in Bad Robot, adapting a really really great book to make a series out of, by the best writer. (And Arthur is great too of course)

I hope this makes it to series, and either way, hope I get to see this pilot!

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Re: Button Man TV Show
« Reply #4 on: 01 January, 2016, 08:32:22 am »
Here's hoping this leads to a Kirkman-sized truckload of cash bring driven to Wagner and Ranson's doors.  Both men deserve nothing less. And damn the consequences.

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Re: Button Man TV Show
« Reply #5 on: 01 January, 2016, 08:45:28 am »
... they have quite the track record for big genra productions now don't they!


They did Lost and Alias mind.

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Re: Button Man TV Show
« Reply #6 on: 01 January, 2016, 09:49:17 am »
Good news on the first day of a new year. That's always welcome. Hopeful the Button Man Pilot, if successful will generate more interest in toothy properties.   
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Re: Button Man TV Show
« Reply #7 on: 01 January, 2016, 09:54:23 am »
Great news - hope it all does well creatively and financially for Arthur and John.

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Re: Button Man TV Show
« Reply #8 on: 01 January, 2016, 08:31:56 pm »
That's ace news!
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Re: Button Man TV Show
« Reply #9 on: 01 January, 2016, 09:28:35 pm »
Well, well well. I thought I'd heard of Bad Robot and had seem the name somewhere recently so looked them up.... they have quite the track record for big genra productions now don't they!
Yes, they've got a film out at the moment - currently pulling in an average of about $100 million a day for the last couple of weeks...
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Button Man always seemed rip for conversation so lets hope it all goes well for John and Arthur.
Ditto from me.

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Re: Button Man TV Show
« Reply #10 on: 02 January, 2016, 10:11:42 am »
good news but I doubt it will be faithful to the original series

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Re: Button Man TV Show
« Reply #11 on: 02 January, 2016, 08:35:38 pm »
I can't say I'm looking forward to it too much - I don't see how they can get much mileage out of some Scotch lad doing drawings on Microsoft Paint and banging on about writing letters to Tharg.
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Re: Button Man TV Show
« Reply #12 on: 02 January, 2016, 08:41:11 pm »
I can't say I'm looking forward to it too much - I don't see how they can get much mileage out of some Scotch lad doing drawings on Microsoft Paint and banging on about writing letters to Tharg.

They can offset the cost of the foreign travel segments with repeated use of the same hospital set. And the wardrobe requirements are very limited.
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Re: Button Man TV Show
« Reply #13 on: 03 January, 2016, 11:50:18 am »
I can't say I'm looking forward to it too much - I don't see how they can get much mileage out of some Scotch lad doing drawings on Microsoft Paint and banging on about writing letters to Tharg.

They can offset the cost of the foreign travel segments with repeated use of the same hospital set. And the wardrobe requirements are very limited.

But the catering costs will be horrific.
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Re: Button Man TV Show
« Reply #14 on: 03 January, 2016, 11:51:35 am »
Oh and ace news.

Plus I enjoyed both LOST and ALIAS as well as lots of the other output.
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