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    Casey and Burnham’s Officer Downe to Become a Film, Thanks to the Drummer from Slipknot

    By | July 16th, 2013
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    Announced at Deadline (with a tip of the hat to Comics Alliance), it looks like Shawn Crahan of Slipknot will be directing a movie based on Joe Casey and Chris Burnham’s “Officer Downe,” an incredible and incredibly violent one-shot-turned-graphic-novel that you should own two copies of if you don’t already.

    Starring the eponymous Officer Downe, we follow Downe as he is killed and cloned for his barbaric war on terror. If made properly, this will make every Mark Millar adaptation look like a My Little Pony film. The makers of Crank are producing alongside Casey himself, and are looking at it as a possible franchise — which is great, because I’ve always wanted to see more “Downe” comics, especially after the beefed up graphic novel was released.

    The following video, which begins with the words “What’s up — it’s the Clown,” gives you a taste of what you’re in for, if you’re unfamiliar with the material:

    So that’s fun! I’m looking forward to this, especially depending on who they cast to be the lead. Is anyone from the Expendables too busy to make another brutal action film right now?

    Matthew Meylikhov

    Once upon a time, Matthew Meylikhov became the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Multiversity Comics, where he was known for his beard and fondness for cats. Then he became only one of those things. Now, if you listen really carefully at night, you may still hear from whispers on the wind a faint voice saying, "X-Men Origins: Wolverine is not as bad as everyone says it issss."