‘Phantom Legacy’ Writer Says New Film a Reboot
Garth Franklin at Dark Horizons chatted briefly with Tim Boyle, the man charged with writing the just announced The Phantom Legacy.
“First up this is a reboot ala Batman Begins and not a sequel to Simon Wincer’s 1996 feature film as has been previously reported,” Franklin wrote.
“There are two main villains in this – one from the comic, the other an original but as to which ones they can’t be disclosed for now. The Phantom himself and Diana Walker will be in it of course, ‘oh and their kids… he adds.”
"It will have some elements of the original comic, but we are making it work for the screen" Boyle said.
"Like Batman Begins, where he takes a high tech spelunking suit and turns it into the basis of his costume – we’re looking at making it a real world costume. Think of what Bryan Singer did with the blue and yellow Wolverine costume – that’s what we have to do. Make it accessible to the public without annoying the fans too much."