Mark Millar strikes the cinema buzz again with his announcement at Kapow! Comic Convention in London last month. Bleeding cool reported that:
“Mark Millar stated that there was a big name Spanish director signed up to direct a film based on his newly announced Marvel Icon book Supercrooks with artist Leinil Yu…Bleeding Cool has been able to confirm that this director is one Nacho Vigalondo.”
Also during the announcement he explained of Supercrooks in both the comic and movie creation:
“We will be probably making the comic book at the same time as the movie. The idea behind it is that a bunch of super villains get together and say, ‘You know what, we keep getting beat by the superheroes. We always end up in prison. This is terrible no matter what we try to do. Let’s go to a country where they don’t have any superheroes, and then we can kick ass.’ “So they leave America and head over to Europe where there are no superheroes, and it’s like ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ meets the ‘X-Men’ where seven super villains head to Europe to pull the biggest job of their career where there are no super villains to stop them. So it’s a fun heist story.”
It’s crazy to me how this guy hasn’t finished this comic, and there are already plans for a movie adaptation. But, both comic and movie are currently in development without any for sure dates on the release of either.
Here’s some “V honest time”: I may have found his comic, and movie Kick-Ass entertaining, but it seems this guy has a lot of stuff on his plate. He has three projects in the works (Kick-Ass 2, Nemesis, and Ultimate Avengers) and he just might be spreading himself too thin. This guy already takes forever to release the Kick Ass 2, and that is also a comic he “says” will be a movie. Don’t get me wrong the guy has some very great ideas, but has yet to finish any of his stories. Finally, the idea for the movie is OK…not great…not original…just OK.
The guy might surprise everyone with this comic/movie so I give it a “let’s wait and see”.
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