Re: Tim Boyle's The Phantom
Going socio-political with The Phantom would be a stroke of genius. And probably also the death knell of the franchise.
Personally, I feel the "older" elements should be maintained, simply because above almost anything else, The Phantom is a creature of tradition. We don't need to see him tooling around in a purple SUV, you know? And he doesn't need to live in the cave...it can just be his base of operations. I'm fine with The Phantom having an otherwise "normal" existence until he's needed.
Personally, I think this is not a problem, but the core of the film, and an angle you play with...how long can we hold into tradition when modern life presses us to evolve? High-tech armor in the jungle fits perfectly in that context. The juxtaposition of it is key.
Writer and Lyricist of GOTHAM'S KNIGHT: THE BATMAN MUSICAL
And if I'm right
The future's looking bright
A symbol in the skies at night
Last edited by The Guard; 01-12-2009 at 12:22 AM.