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May 14th
05:55 pm
This is another one of those...  
"May or may not really have anything to do with Zac" stories.

Apparently comic book writer B. Clay Moore mentioned Zac in very loose (very very very loose) connection with a role in the adaptation of his comic book, The Leading Man. It is about a world-famous actor, Nick Walker, who becomes a spy.

Excerpt from the article:

Of course, Moore says, such a blockbuster would call for a suitable lead.

“I think it would be great to see a legitimately hot young actor play Nick Walker,” explained Moore, “Art imitating life and all that. Whether that’s Shia LeBeouf or Zac Efron, I don’t know.”


Obviously very tenuous connection but even a mention is pretty awesome.

The world’s greatest actor may soon become the world’s greatest spy — at least if writer B. Clay Moore and artist Jeremy Haun have their way. Oni Press’ “The Leading Man” is currently in the pipeline at Universal, and while there’s still plenty that needs to happen before the cameras roll, given Oni’s relative Hollywood renaissance of late with Bryan Lee O’Malley’s “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” and Greg Rucka’s “Whiteout,” the odds for adaptation could look a whole lot worse — especially considering how quickly Moore’s “Billy Smoke” is currently climbing the ranks in Tinsel Town.

“Universal renewed ['The Leading Man'] option last year, and there is talent being recruited as we speak,” Moore told MTV News. “Universal has kept a lid on some of the details, but things look promising as of now. Obviously, you never know how things are going to pan out, but the process is at least headed forward.”

While Universal hasn’t officially announced a production team or cast, the first steps toward realizing a final product are underway. And according to Moore, the studio may just top the comic in terms of concept and content.

“I think in the case of the Leading Man, the basic premise is strong enough to take successfully in any number of directions. I know they’ve already bolstered the cast of the story in their treatment/script, and, frankly, I think what they’ve done might be stronger than what we did in the book,” said Moore. “It’s a springboard that allows for a lot of fun twists and chances for commentary on Hollywood.”

Unlike some of Moore’s other comics that take place in specific time periods (”Hawaiian Dick,” “‘76″), he says “The Leading Man’s” contemporary setting may be one of its greatest strengths as a film.

“The Leading Man is contemporary, and I think it will work best with a modern approach to the gadgetry and action sequences,” said Moore. “I don’t think my comics are always intended for the broadest audiences (in comics that means mainstream superhero fans), but ‘Leading Man’ is definitely a project that calls for an appeal to the masses.”

Of course, Moore says, such a blockbuster would call for a suitable lead.

“I think it would be great to see a legitimately hot young actor play Nick Walker,” explained Moore, “Art imitating life and all that. Whether that’s Shia LeBeouf or Zac Efron, I don’t know.”

“If the movie comes together as planned, I’ll be the happiest guy in the room,” said Moore.

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hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on May 15th, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
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omg there are so many comments and i am reading them out of order but yes that music is fucking hysterical.
Shruticalcified on May 15th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
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SORRY FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THAT. His eyes are wonderful in this video; you know sometimes they look so BLUE and that's nice too, but something about the shirt or the lighting is making them look almost grey. It's lovely.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on May 15th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
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it's just making me sad cause i know i've been missing comments lately directed at me and effing hotmail search is not working right so i can't find them again.

ugh, i hate missing comments, lol.

Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on May 15th, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
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get on the ball c!!

hehehe

im headed out now... id ask thatyou not post to ONTD yet so i can comment.. but i dont think youll want to wait. and thats rude of me anyway.

ahaha.

talk to you guys a lil later!



(i just love him in japan.)
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on May 15th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
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i figured i'd wait till we some more pics. but maybe not... i'll definitely wait until you get back though.
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on May 15th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
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back now!
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on May 15th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
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hello. :D