[Movies] Director Roman Coppola Talks About A Doctor Strange Movie
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.29.2013
He thinks there's too many comic book movies...
In an interview with Flickering Myth, Roman Coppola talked about his thoughts on doing a Doctor Strange movie. It was recently reported that he had planned to do a movie with his cousin Nicolas Cage in the title role.
He said: "Nowadays it's over saturated with so many comic book movies. It has lessened in my mind. In the past, 15 to 20 years ago, when I talked about Doctor Strange most of the comic book movies were terrible. They've [I'm speaking of the Marvel Universe] managed to make them more true to the spirit of the comics as I recall reading them as a boy. If someone said to me, ‘We'd love you to do Doctor Strange. Run with it. What's your take on it?' I'd be delighted to have a shot at that but it seems that many comic book movies are made with a certain mentality that pervades all of them. If I had my choice I'd rather do an individualistic than a factory movie but you never know. I'm open to whatever adventure comes my way."
When asked about what project would appeal to him, he replied: "I'm interested in certain genres. What comes to mind is if I could do a boy's adventure tale, a Gunga Din; I would get a kick out of that."