Gerard Way Talks About ‘Umbrella Academy’ Movie Wishlist
The Way Brothers have been getting a lot of press lately—both for their foray into the comic world and for bits and pieces on the progress of the next My Chemical Romance album. Gerard is already on his way to conquering the next medium, though, as he conceptualizes a movie adaptation of his comic, “The Umbrella Academy.”
It’s in the infancy stage, or rather, just a glimmer in Daddy’s eye stage, but according to Paste Magazine, Way’s dream team is Children of Men‘s Alfonso Cuarón, costume designer Colleen Atwood, a screenplay penned by Juno‘s Diablo Cody, and a soundtrack co-scored by RJ-D2 and himself.
This dream team has it’s non-believers, though—says Buzznet movie buff Adam, “It’s a horrible mash-up of wildly divergent talents. Not only that but their styles don’t mesh. Diablo Cody writes fast back and forth quips in the vein of Kevin Smith and Gilmore Girls. Cuaró has a high visual contrast style that focuses on humanity and (at times) eroticism.”
To be fair, Juno was Diablo’s first ever screenplay—we have to wait until 2009 to see her second feat, the comedy/horror flick, Jennifer’s Body. Furthermore, just because these power-players have styles that appear to conflict, it doesn’t mean they will. I’m not a rabid movie fan myself, but some of the strangest and most beautiful music mash-ups I’ve heard are the most unlikely combinations. (Jay-Z and The Beatles, anyone?)
I would give the kid, er, I mean the movie, a chance. But you have until 2010, at least, to warm up to the idea.
Oh, and just for sh*ts and giggles: