Here's an exclusive trailer for the Peter Panzerfaust motion comic featuring the voice talent of Elijah Wood as Peter, Ron Perlman as Kapitan Haken and Summer Glau as Wendy, adapted from the comic book series by Kurtis Wiebe (story) and Tyler Jenkins (art and cover).
Published by Image Comics/Shadowline, Peter Panzerfaust reimagines J. M. Barrie's original Peter Pan story as a World War II-era adventure, and follows the adventures of an American freedom fighter Peter (voiced by Elijah Wood) in Nazi-occupied Europe, who teams up with a group of French orphans called the Lost Boys, soon joined by the indomitable Wendy (voiced by Summer Glau), to defeat SS Kapitan Haken (voiced by Ron Perlman).
The motion comic trailer shows a glimpse of the artwork coming to life as well as what the actors sound like in their roles. Summer Glau's character Wendy has only one line of dialogue here but obviously she has more lines in the upcoming motion comic.
If the publication schedule announced at the Peter Panzerfaust panel at C2E2 on April 27, 2013 is maintained (the trailer was one day late compared to the initial schedule, though), the release of the full lenght motion comic should follow soon.
|15 May 2013|
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Message #2 | chrisdvanne_ | 16 May 2013, 14:36 GMT [Entry]
My understanding is that the motion comic is just a step, leading to the making of the live action serie Peter Panzerfaust.
Pragmatically, it's just another job for Summer and also an opportunity for fans like me to discover new horizons/medias.
Message #3 | chrisdvanne_ | 17 May 2013, 12:41 GMT [Entry]
To say that the comic book serie, while critically acclaimed, sold less than 5000 copies per issues 5 months ago, to the point the survival of the serie was at stake.
Following the hype surrounding the motion comic and possible live-action series, the series sales have been climbing since January and in Kurtis Wiebe own words "the future of the book is extremely healthy. Expect more than 25 issues."
No wonder when you have such talent as Elijah Wood, Summer Glau and Ron Perlman attached to the project
Message #4 | Cegorach | 18 May 2013, 09:31 GMT [Entry]
Interesting where would it lead. Life action series sound very well, but hopefully the story is interesting enough to keep it running if it is started.
Motion comic book is a great way to promote the comic so let's hope the creators manage to use this opportunity. Too many ideas failed to deliver despite great start.