I have been on the verge of writing a Geek Beat or a Fan Rant about We3 just about every week. My love for Grant Morrison's book knows no bounds, and every night I scan the trades hoping that they've named a director, an actor, something.

I may not have to wait too much longer. MTV's Splash Page caught up with Morrison himself about the project, which was one of many that got lost in the New Line implosion. The producers have apparently gotten it back, and Morrison used its down time to write the screenplay. "I put all the scenes that I couldn't fit in the comic back in the screenplay, to the point where the screenplay is actually better than the original comic," he said. Now, better than the book is a notion that I nearly find inconceivable -- but I'm even more confused as to how there wasn't room for a longer story in what is, traditionally, a wider canvas for storytelling. (If Watchmen had been a screenplay, what then?)

Because the screenplay is richer, it's attracting more interest -- so much so that Morrison says a director is attached to the project. But he won't reveal who, except to say that the mystery man is a "big, hot director" and a "real cool guy." The possibilities are kind of endless there.

So, while there's still no firm news on this movie, I'm reporting on it out of sheer love, and the desire to create the smallest bit of buzz for it. As we wait for further development, I encourage you to read the book if you haven't already. It's like Homeward Bound meets Robocop, but is in no way as cheesy as that might sound. It's the most heartbreaking comic you'll read this side of Laika or The Pride of Baghdad. (Kleenex should sponsor a box set of these three.) If you don't choke up at "Home is run no more," than we can no longer be friends.

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