Kastor’s Korner has the first trailer from Sony Playstation and producers Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming
The first footage from Sony and Playstation’s Powers has finally surfaced, and anyone worried that the incredible graphic and explicit material of the comic was going to be toned down for it’s small screen adaptation will still be shocked at how far just the trailer goes. It also features our first look at Eddie Izzard and the Wolfe and Michelle Forbes as Retro Girl. This is NOT a Saturday morning cartoon. Powers is pushing the limits of what Superhero story-lines focus on, and it’s definitely not planning on pulling any punches. See for yourself. *WARNING* Age Restricted, Video is not appropriate for all users due to graphic language and some violence.
The Official Press Release is as follows
Offering fans a glimpse of the production’s gritty tone, elaborate sets and memorable characters, this new footage was revealed by executive producers and co-creators of the graphic novels, Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming, plus stars Susan Heyward, Noah Taylor, Eddie Izzard, Olesya Rulin, and Logan Browning, all of whom shared their experiences on the project so far.
POWERS follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as “Powers.” As you’ll see in the first look trailer, POWERS centers on Walker’s journey as a hero who lost his powers and struggles with losing what made him great.
Available this winter, PlayStation platform owners will be able to download/stream individual episodes of POWERS. Members of PlayStation Plus, the premium gaming membership, will be able to view the entire POWERS series for free and obtain exclusive behind-the-scenes footage. Episode 1 of POWERS will be made free for everyone, regardless if they own a PlayStation or not.”
So it’s all good news from the con front for fans of the graphic novel, and it’s good to see that even if there have been some tweaks to character’s appearances, stories, and even personalities that the wit and the mature themes, that made the original comic such a standout, will still be intact with this adaptation. While there’s still no official release date for the series, early speculation still sets it at early to mid December, so fans won’t have to wait long to see the dramatic lives of Detectives Walker and Pilgrim come to life on their televisions. In the meantime, you can check out the full sized NYCC exclusive poster over at IGN.
Stay tuned to Kastor’s Korner for a complete rundown of the NYCC panel coming soon!