Comic books have been inspiration for movies for a long time. Dramatic storyline up which has illustrated representation with blocks as well as great over the top characters from comic books always fascinate movie makers. In modern time comic book has a new name graphic novel. Graphic novels are actually novels with comic book properties. A graphic novel can have adult materials too. Many famous graphic novels have been turned into equally successful movies. But here are 9 famous movies which have originated from graphic novels that are not so much well read or popular.
This critically as well as financially successful movie had its origin in one of the graphic novels written by graphic novel master Frank Miller. But before the success of this movie few had read this graphic novel. Based on the attack of the Persian empire on Sparta of Greece, this terrific action film mesmerized audience with sight, sound and audacious display of blood letting. It made director Jack Snyder one of the most sought after names in Hollywood.
The Road To Perdition
The story of this gangster movie which starred big names like Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and Jude Law was taken from the graphic novel of same name by Max Allan Collins. The film took audience dumbfounded with terrific performances from all the leading actors. The music score by Thomas Newman was a winner also.
A History Of Violence
A deep sociological comment on mankind’s fascination for violence, this film earned many awards around the world. Directed by Canadian master film maker David Cronenberg, story of this film was taken from a graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke. Scenes of shocking, subtle violence and other frank depiction of adult content earned praise from critics.
Any man can be a super hero even if he or she does not have any super power. This was the main proving point of this extremely violent movie that still works as a guilty pleasure. Story of this outstanding film by director Matthew Vaughan was taken from graphic novel of same name by Mark Millar and John Romita JR.
V For Vendetta
Written by the Watchawoskies who directed Matrix trilogy, this extremely successful action film set in futuristic UK was adapted from a graphic novel by Alan Moore and David Loyd. The knife throwing action as well as the hard hitting dramatic scenes made director James Mc Teigue a famous figure in movie industry.
Sin City, A Dame To Kill For
Frank Miller’s Sin City is a well known graphic novel. But other books in the series are not so well known or popular. Last year the film Sin City, A dame to Kill For was adapted from Frank Miller’s second book in Sin City series. Directed by Miller himself along with Robert Rodriguez, this almost black and white movie shot in HD digital video had terrific visuals, but failed to recreate the success of the previous Sin City.
The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen
This extraordinary graphic novel by Alan Moore and Kevin O Neill had a collection of great heroic figures like Allan Quatermain, Captain Nemo, invisible man, Dr. Jakyll and Mina Murray from classic literature. The movie mesmerized fans of classic adventure, horror stories and novels all over the world.
Last year actor Dwayne Johnson appeared in the role of the legendary Greek hero Hercules in the film Hercules which was adapted from a graphic novel by Steve Moore and Cris Bolsin. Directed by Brett Ratner, this movie with excellent visuals and action scenes had an interesting premise in which it was told that Hercules had accomplished all his extraordinary tasks with the help of a group of skilled warriors.
Kingsman, The Secret Service
The latest film by director Mattew Vaugh was also adapted from a graphic novel of the same name by Mark Millar, Dave Gibbons. The film was a tongue in cheek action thriller on a fictitious spy agency that was combating terrorists and other trouble creators around the globe and thus saving the world in the process. Inventive gadgets like a bulletproof umbrella that also worked as a stun gun and a violent scene of massacre inside a church were the attractions of the film.
So you like graphic novels. Want to view some good films which are adapted from not so popular graphic novels. Here is the list.