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'Superior' Movie Thread

Post  Apologist Puncher on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:37 pm


Mark Millar Says SUPERIOR Will Be A Family Movie, Touches On The SECRET SERVICE Adaptation
Creator Mark Millar is all about adapting his comic books into feature film franchises. Find out his plans for Superior and The Secret Service after the jump.

Graphic City aka Mark Julian - 3/23/2012
Speaking to ASK MEN UK, comic book creator Mark Millar shared the following details:

QUESTION: What can we expect from Superior?

MILLAR: It's kind of like Big meets Superman. It’s a very simple idea about a little boy who’s got Multiple Sclerosis, and he’s given a magic wish. He’s in a wheelchair most of the time, and he basically wants to become Superman, so instead of just being able to walk, he can fly and he’s the strongest man on the planet.

The big twist is that the person who gives him the magic wish is a demon and the kid will go back in the wheelchair unless he sells his soul. It’s a children’s story, in a way, but we’re going to make it as a big family movie. It's quite dark in places, but it's a child's wish fulfilment film.

QUESTION: It sounds a bit different to your usual 'bitten by a radioactive spider' story?

MILLAR: Yeah. In the 1930s Superman and Batman were created and they were particularly one-dimensional - they were just 'good guys'. Whereas when Stan Lee created the Marvel characters in the '60s, he made them all a little bit more two-dimensional. Peter Parker struggled to pay his rent, Tony Stark had a bad heart - he gave them faults, made them lifelike.

What I’ve done with the Millarworld [Mark's publishing house] books like Kick-Ass, is make the hero just like any normal 16-year-old boy - he’s totally three-dimensional. He’s one step on from Peter Parker, and I try to do that with each of these concepts. Secret Service, the one I’m working on now with Matthew Vaughn is a movie about a chav kid from the kind of area that’s really looked down upon. He goes from being a chav to being a gentleman superspy. It's My Fair Lady meets James Bond. Each new character is someone from the real world - given a little twist.

QUESTION: Do you have a dream project you'd kill to work on?

MILLAR: I’m quite lucky because I’ve worked on Marvel for ten years and DC before that, and now Millarworld has become a big thing, selling well as books and now they're getting made into movies, too. My dream is in ten to twenty years, or maybe sooner, to have as many franchises as Marvel comics. I want Kick-Ass, Nemesis and Superior to be as big as Spider-Man. And we’re on our way because the first two have grossed half a billion between them, and we have six or seven in the pipeline at the moment.

I'll laugh if a concept based on Captain Marvel, or "SHAZAM", gets made before the Bros. Warner makes an actual Captain Marvel, or "SHAZAM", film.

BJ Routh and Bryan Singer WERE the worst thing to happen to Superman since Bepo the Super Monkey.

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Post  webhead2006 on Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:14 pm

I totally agree. DC captain marvel/shazam is a great concept and could easily if written right and directed right be a good big hit for them. You got the family angle, magic, all big selling points.

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