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Quote of the Day | Warren Ellis on which comics get adapted


“I don’t get to decide what gets made into a tv series or film. I cannot, I’m afraid, cause people to give me money for things by magic or force of will. Because, let’s face it, if I could, you’d be part of the slave army building my hundred-mile-high golden revolving statue right now.”

Warren Ellis, responding to a question about the chances of seeing FreakAngels make the leap to film or television



Simon DelMonte

April 4, 2013 at 11:19 am

And yet if he did a Kickstarter campaign, people would give him money.

Just not enough to make a revolving statue. Or at least one that wouldn’t stop revolving after a few years.

Kickstarter is not free money. Kickstarter will not get a project made. Kickstarter is not a utopian world that will see your wildest dreams made real. Despite all the hype around Veronica Mars, Kickstarter is NOT the way the fund major movies or TV series. I wish people would stop IMMEDIATELY saying “Kickstarter” whenever TV or movies are mentioned. Please, for the love of all that’s holy and good and pure.

I’m pretty sure that Ellis has got an agent who does the talking people into spending money on Ellisy things. But they usually have to get interested in Ellisy things first.

IMO, the quote is just Warren Ellis being Warren Ellis – a little grumpy ;D

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