According to Wizard Entertainment, David Goyer -- fresh off a not-so-successful stint working for Warner Bros. on a big-screen version of The Flash -- has switched gears and moved onto another DC Comics hero, the Green Arrow. However, what he's pitched the studio is unlike any superhero film we've seen before -- that's right, Goyer's Green Arrow tale is more like DCU meets Fox's Prison Break. Pic will apparently center on the Green Arrow being wrongfully accused of a crime; he's then sent to a Super Max prison, stripped of his secret identity and forced to live amongst a slew of the same DCU villains he helped put away. In the meantime, while he's off defending himself, Arrow must find a way to trust these bad guys so that he can use their help to escape.
Goyer, who's developing the project with Justin Marx, says he also plans to tie in a graphic novel or miniseries. I assume something like that would help set up the origins of these villains, who they were before and how they wound up in this Super Max lock up. Keep in mind, none of these villains will appear in costume -- like Green Arrow, they've been stripped of their identities and forced to use their real names. Goyer explains, "We've populated the prison with all sorts of B and C villains from the DC Universe. For the fans, there will be all sorts of characters the hardcore comic book junkies will know, but they're all going to be there under their human names and no one is wearing a costume, but there will be a lot of characters with powers and things like that." Maybe it's because I'm, like, an uber geek when it comes to Fox's Prison Break, but I think this is one of the best superhero-themed ideas I've heard in a long time. It's different, it's unique and it will be fun to watch these guys do battle as real men without masks. What do you think about it? And who are some of the villains you'd like to see Goyer include?