Writing A Screenplay For The Comic Book Genre
The current trend in the film industry is to adapt popular comic books into films. Some of these comics contain complete stories instead of serialized stories and are often referred to as graphic novels.
The Spider-Man and Blade
comic book characters have spawned multiple film sequels. The superhero,
Iron Man, will grace the silver screen in a film directed by Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook, John Q). Sin City, a series of graphic novels
by comic book writer and illustrator Frank Miller, will be released as a film in 2005. And the Hellblazer graphic novels have been adapted into the upcoming film, Constantine.
To use the
main elements of the comic book genre in your screenplay, define the character traits
that make your protagonist (hero) a superhero.