Speaking with CBR, comic book creator and Flicks News fav Mike Allred gave a update on the status of the 'Madman' movie:
Is there any further news on the "Madman" movie front?
Nothing I can talk about! [Laughs] One of the biggest movie stars on the planet recently contacted us, and it's all I can do not to tell everybody that this person wants to play Madman! Laura [Allred] and I were just jumping up and down like little kids, daydreaming about the possibilities! Forget whether he wants to play Madman or not, the fact that he's aware of it and likes it is really thrilling. Those moments are fun. But nothing has given me more pleasure and confidence with a potential movie than having one of the world's most exciting and independent filmmakers protecting it under his wing.
I trust Robert Rodriguez completely. I think he's amazing and I have never had a moment's regret being with him. I can honestly see where every delay, if this movie gets made, has benefited us in every possible way. If we had made the movie way back when, we wouldn't have had the knowledge, resources or ability to do the things with the film we're talking about now. Every delay has been a blessing, as far as I'm concerned. Right now, we're in a re-set mode. I will say this: This huge movie star, it's so recent I don't know what, if anything, will happen of that. That could be something big and take it to a whole other level, or it could just be another moment -- and I've had several -- where you try not to let yourself get carried away with it. We were talking earlier about creator control. Robert doesn't have to answer to anybody. I feel as if I'm under this powerful umbrella while I'm with him, and who knows? He may let it go at some point and my gratitude will not wane, he's done so much for me. But as long as it is under his umbrella, I'm spoiled with this sense of security that if it gets made, it'll get made in the best way possible.