Sam Worthington has a lot more on his plate than just starring in history-making blockbusters and reboots. When MTV caught up with “Avatar” and “Clash of the Titans” star recently to talk about his foray into making comic books and graphic novels — via his comic book imprint Full Clip Productions, and Radical Publishing — we learned there’s a lot more to the Aussie than we thought.
The first thing he told us was that he and his Full Clip partners, John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz, did not get into the comic book business to make comic book movies.
“There’s an indication that we’ve been writing comic books in order to kind of do these showcase vehicles [for movies]. That’s not the case at all – we’re not that arrogant or egotistical. We’re actually fans of comics, and I think primarily any creative endeavor has to be — you have to have a good story.”
In addition to The Last Days of American Crime, Worthington and discussed the plot points of their two new releases, “Damaged,” and “Patriots.” “Damaged” being a gritty Dirty Harry-style story with heavy “Punisher” influences, and “Patriots” being more epic.
“With Patriots, the basic idea was that if [“Damages”] is your intimate graphic novel or comic book, this one we wanted to go epic,” Worthington explained. “As Barry [Levine] said, “Go for it, whatever you want to put down.” The premise is if you’ve got seven continents in the world and you have to sacrifice one of these continents to save the other six, would you do it? … So when it comes to it, we’re just dealing with things that we like in comic books and that affect our lives – especially with Damaged and the brothers thing.”
Speaking about their relationship with Radical Publishing, Worthington’s words were all praise. “[This] is a studio and company that strives for excellence,” he said. “Of course three young Aussies want to be a part of that.”
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Source: Splash Page