Neil Peart and Kevin J. Anderson talk Clockwork Angels graphic novel in new interview

Posted on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 12:26PM

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#20 - Posted 1/19/14 @1:15AM by lisah [contact]

I agree with #18 about the movie. There's no "mainstream audience" support for it, but when has the "mainstream" ever been Rush's stream? According to Geddy, never! That's never stopped them before. We will just have to wait and see. I am very excited about the "graphic novels"coming out. They'll make great collectors items for my Rush treasure chest! Hah!
#19 - Posted 1/17/14 @1:46PM by marty from clayton [contact]

An anarchist who looks like a lawyer ... what's this world coming to?
#18 - Posted 1/17/14 @10:35AM by clockworkingman [contact]

It kind of seems like they are trying to get a Clockwork Angels movie made, but I really don't think there is the mainstream demand for it. I don't think there are many people outside the core Rush fan base who even know the album exists and it's not like the album was a huge success, like American Idiot, which did get made into a broadway musical and whatever else.
#17 - Posted 1/17/14 @10:32AM by CraigJ [contact]

First XYZ. Then Neal. They should have gone full monty with Neal Pert, then we could refer to him as that shampoo dude.
#16 - Posted 1/17/14 @9:24AM by jaeger [contact]

Not another "Neal"! I can't take it anymore...
#15 - Posted 1/17/14 @5:30AM by Jaybird [contact]

I hear you Bucklemyshoe, but sometimes Hollywood can go the other way.

Like this year. Some of the Oscar nominees -- Ten Years a Slave, Gravity, Dallas Buyers Club, Nebraska - probably raised eyebrows when they were pitched.
#14 - Posted 1/16/14 @9:23PM by CraigJ [contact]

#12 - they already made a movie about part 1: link
#13 - Posted 1/16/14 @9:11PM by limelighter [contact]

12------ i agree. one million per cent.
#12 - Posted 1/16/14 @8:58PM by Lamb Saag [contact]

I'd rather see a movie about Cygnus X-1 (Book I & Book II)...

#11 - Posted 1/16/14 @7:21PM by jiminseattle [contact]

Yes, The Anarchist looks a bit portly.
#10 - Posted 1/16/14 @6:27PM by Rushian Roulette [contact]


We've all been talking about over-exposure it seems lately...CW will not be made into a movie, unless it's straight-to-Betamax.

BTW, the Anarchist looks like he needs a little outdoor activity.
#9 - Posted 1/16/14 @6:16PM by Rubinowits [contact]

1 2 bucklemyshoe: I think you're on to something there.
#8 - Posted 1/16/14 @4:57PM by dinoman [contact]

I could totally see this developed into a movie. Think of what CGI could do in bringing to life the very grand landscapes of Crown City, Cmbola, the Red Rocks desert, as well as the whole concepts of the steamliners, the "carnival", the ship voyage and the "Wreckers", then there's the love interest woven in, a story of loss, "coming of age", disillusionment - I think it would make a visually awesome epic type of movie. I do,however, think it would be a mistake to have the album be the soundtrack. Probably much better to create the soundtrack with the music from the album nerely as an inspiration and let the development of the screenplay dictate the score.
#7 - Posted 1/16/14 @4:45PM by dinoman [contact]

Not crazy about the depiction of the anarchist. Looks too confident and heroic. I picture the anarchist as more of an angry, confused, paranoid person lurking in the shadows. More Smeagle than Aragorn. Or at least Grima Wormtongue.
#6 - Posted 1/16/14 @4:40PM by hazlnut [contact]

At least we know Clockwork Angles Musical will be better than U2's Spiderman.
#5 - Posted 1/16/14 @3:21PM by 1-2-bucklemyshoe [contact]

I would be willing to bet that the "movie deal" that Anderson is hinting at is for one of his Zombie Detective novels, rather than Clockwork Angels.

I would love to be wrong on that, but if you were a studio exec looking to make lots of money, which of the following would be a more attractive pitch:

"It's about a zombie detective named Dan Shambles who, with his zombie girlfriend, investigates murders for their clients, while at the same time trying to find out who killed them (because they're dead, get it?). There is much sexual tension because the two love each other but can't have physical relations. In addition there are vampires and werewolves and women with large breasts. Music by Slash, Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie (get it?)"


"It's about an apple picker named Owen Hardy who goes to the city, where he has a real fun time at the carnival, takes a boat ride and falls off, meets a girl, leaves the girl and in the end finds true love and the answer to many philosophical questions. Oh, and by the way, it's modeled after the work of an 18th century French Enlightenment philosopher. Music by Rush (a local Canadian bar band that has received some critical acclaim in the past few years after almost forty years in the status of 'cult band that is an acquired taste even for cultish types')"
#4 - Posted 1/16/14 @3:05PM by jupeguyowensound [contact]

Well nice to see "Neal" and Kevin are getting a lot of interest in their story. Wonder what "Getty" and "Alec" are doing with their well deserved time off?
#3 - Posted 1/16/14 @1:26PM by Jennifer

"But in the January issue of PREVIEWS, Kevin has returned with Clockwork Angels (JAN140981), a new series co-authored by none other than Rush drummer Neal Peart."

*THE* Neal Peart? YOU DON'T SAY.
#2 - Posted 1/16/14 @1:12PM by LanceTheShred [contact]

Ed sez: "Could he be referring to a Clockwork Angels movie?" That would be un freakin believable. Another reason to break out the AIRship!
#1 - Posted 1/16/14 @1:09PM by LanceTheShred [contact]

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