Tony Lee Writes Screenplay, The Mild Bunch, With Frazer Hines

Doctor Who comics writer Tony Lee and Sam Hart have been in London today to record a podcast for Orbital Comics, which will go up on their website this weekend, most likely. But I’ve managed to get a newsworthy snippet ahead of time.

“I’ve written a screenplay based on a story I came up with Frazer Hines called THE MILD BUNCH. In the same way that SHAUN OF THE DEAD is a homage to zombie flicks or HOT FUZZ is a homage to 80’s action flicks, this is very much a homage to 50’s westerns like HIGH NOON or RIO BRAVO.

Basically we have a group of men in their fifties and sixties who, twenty years ago were the ‘Magnificent Seven’ of the local Western style paintball league, before they split apart after arguments and fights. Now they’re back together for the first time at a funeral but get forced back into the saddle so to speak by a villain who, for plot reasons wants them to pick up their pistols and have one last gunfight, winner takes all…

We’ve got people like Colin Baker and Vicki Michelle involved and the plan is to make it very much a kind of EXPENDABLES of TV actors of my youth.”

Frazer Hines played Jamie in Doctor Who, Colin Baker played The Doctor (once in the same story as each other, The Two Doctors) and Vicki Michelle was Yvette in ‘Allo, ‘Allo.

AliensVampi01CovAHardman

Free On Bleeding Cool – Aliens Vs Vampirella #1 Bechko And Garcia-Miranda

TheTithe_01-1_300_462

Eden’s Fall Is Coming – Read The Tithe #1 For Free

51Cd036s82L

Chuck Dixon’s Hillary Clinton Graphic Novel Smashes Through The Charts On Amazon

Lifespanners Postponed From AfterShock Comics As They Seek A Replacement Artist

Uncharted

Joe Carnahan Taking On Uncharted As Writer

cursed-earth-uncensored-5952a

Judge Dredd’s Creator, John Wagner, Plans To Kill Him Off Forever

nycoutlaws

Hobo With A Shotgun Director To Return With Adaptation Of New York City Outlaws

Marvel’s Axel Alonso Shoots An Arrow To Bleeding Cool’s Head, Over Spoilers

mostwanted

Adrienne Palicki Joins Seth MacFarlane’s Fox Space Comedy; S.H.I.E.L.D. Return Less Likely

Vita

As Of December, DC Comics Will Have Hired Just As Many Black Female Writers As Marvel