It sounds like things are actually moving forward on the live-action Deadpool movie set up over at Fox. Rob Liefeld and Scott Lobdell had a few some pretty cool information on the movie, like the fact that director Tim Miller has shot some test footage for the movie. Here's what they had to say at the Amazing Arizona Comic Con last weekend...
They've got a great director on the movie, they've got a great script. I may or may have not seen some sort of test of footage that would blow your mind if you saw it and go holy crap and that's Deadpool in costume. Katana swords, guns, shooting people’s faces off and making me laugh. And I may or may not have seen something that looks just like that. And you've got what would amount to the first R Rated X-Men movie. Because that script is R Rated.
They may or may not have wanted to shoot eight minutes to see how it would play. And all I can tell you, it's close. It’s closer that it's even been to going, or going Naaah, that's too scary a proposition to make a R Rated Deadpool movie.
Hot damn! What I wouldn't give to see that "mind-blowing" test footage! This will be Miller's first feature film as he comes from a special effects background. I'm still not sure if he's the right choice for the movie; it's hard to tell since I haven't seen any of this footage. If we take Liefeld's word for it though, then it sounds like we can all get very excited about what is coming.
Hopefully that footage leaks out online soon, or maybe they will share it at an upcoming geek convention! We'll eventually find out.