News: THE SPECTRE to Haunt Our TV Screens In 2012

Written by Kris Heys Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Movie News

DC's THE SPECTRE is the latest to join the growing number of comic book adaptations heading to the small screen.

Fox have just announced that they've commission a pilot from writer Brandon Camp (best known for his short-lived TV show JOHN DOE) and producer Bill Gerber (GRAN TORINO and, erm, that forgotten 2007 classic THE DUKES OF HAZZARD: THE BEGINNING*). Not exactly a powerhouse combo but the The Spectre himself - essentially an avenging spirit of a murdered cop - is certainly an interesting enough character to base an ongoing TV series on. 

The Spectre was introduced to readers in 1940 in issue 52 of MORE FUN COMICS, created by Jerry Siegal and Bernard Baily, and is still a major player in the DCU. Well, he was until they rebooted the thing last week. Lord knows where he stands now. Or even exists. Maybe he can avenge us fans and sort Didio out.

Interestingly, Green Lantern Hal Jordan himself eventually took over as The Spectre in DC's seminal 'Day of Judgement' arc, though we're doubting we'll be seeing a Ryan Reynolds appearance any time soon.

More details as they come in.

* They couldn't even get Jessica Simpson back, that's how poor it was.

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