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Fox Finds Superior
Snapping up another Mark Millar title

15 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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A few years ago, we sat down with Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar to get the lowdown on some of his other developing comics projects. Among them was Superior, which Millar told us he was putting together as a film deal even as he wrapped up work on the book. Things have been quiet on the film front since then, aside from some talk of regular Millar collaborator Matthew Vaughn producing any movie version. Cut to today, and 20th Century Fox has grabbed the rights to the title.

That Fox would land Superior isn’t much of a shock: Millar has been involved behind the scenes with the studio on various comic book properties, working alongside the likes of Simon Kinberg and Vaughn himself. Plus, the studio is bringing out another of the writer’s titles, The Secret Service, with Vaughn calling the shots and Colin Firth starring. We got a look at a scene from that film at CinemaCon a few weeks ago.

Superior, which Millar created alongside Leinil Yu, finds a popular young athlete forced from his busy social life when he’s diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In the sort of twist that only happens in comic books, he’s approached by an alien monkey and is granted his wish to become his favourite hero, a Superman-style character called Superior. Unfortunately for him there’s a massive catch: the monkey is actually a demon and our hero will either have to sell his soul or return to his original body. The moral of the story? Never trust an alien demon monkey.

With the studio on board and Vaughn still producing, the team can now look for a writer to adapt the script. As for The Secret Service, that one will hit our screens on October 17.


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Won't Be Surprised If Matthew Vaughn Direct This
I've got the graphic novel and it is pretty good, although I don't think it will all be translated to film. They'll obviously have to do some deviations to make this accessible for those who've haven't read it. If they can't find anyone to direct this, it should be Matthew Vaughn, considering he did a terrific job on the first KICK-ASS movie (2010) - shame last year's sequel directed by the hack Jeff Wadlow stank - and the preview of THE SECRET SERVICE went down very well. More

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