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Writers On Board For Nick Ratchet
Stan Lee project takes shape

21 May 2009  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Stan Lee's Nick Ratchet has, er, ratcheted up a notch or two with writers Douglas Cook and David Weisberg signing on to pen the script.

The comic-book legend's story is a mystery-thriller about a meek police officer transformed Jekyll and Hyde-style into Nick Ratchet, a tough avatar cop who emerges from a video game to assume control of his creator. Cook and Weisberg co-scripted The Rock so should know a thing or two about mild-mannered law enforcers turning seriously alpha.

As reported last month, Nick Ratchet is one of three projects Lee's set up with Disney via his POW! Entertainment imprint. Like Nick Ratchet, the others, Blaze and Tigress, are based on characters he hints may see the light of day on the page as well as the screen: "You either have a great comic-book and it becomes a great movie, or you have a great movie that becomes a great comic-book," Lee said. "These things have a natural progression."

Richard LaGravenese (P.S. I Love You) is attached to direct, with Larry Jacobson and ex-NYPD officer Sonny Grosso in talks to produce.


 


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tthis is intriguing but deserves a better director. it's 'the man' for goodness sake, he deserves the best. More

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Much respect, ja!!!!
I don't give a flying you-know-what about what ANYONE on either side of the Atlantic says: this dude here is the man, one of the original pioneers of comic book storytelling. I don't expect these to be box office record breakers, but that's okay. I think producers should green light anything this man wants to do, regardless of how crappy an idea it is. That's how much respect he deserves. More

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