Fox Acquires Mark Millar's Comic Superior Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.15.2014
The latest Millar work to get adapted...
According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to Mark Millar's comic book Superior. The series was written by Millar and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu. The adaptation will be produced by Matthew Vaughn. Vaughn previously directed Kick-Ass in 2010 and his company MARV Films is working on an adaptation of Millar's American Jesus. He also helped create the comic Secret Service with Millar and he directed the film version.
Superior is about a popular and athletic 12-year-old who loses all of that when he gets multiple sclerosis. He is given a wish by an alien monkey and he decides to become a Superman-like hero named Superior. He then learns that the monkey is a demon from Hell. He is given the choice to sell his soul to stay a hero or return to his original body. It was published between 2010 from 2012 by Icon Comics, an imprint from Marvel. Matt Reilly will oversee for the studio. Fox is looking for a writer.
This isn't the first Millar creation to get adapted. In addition to Kick-Ass and Wanted, Millar has adaptations of Starlight, Nemesis and Kindergarten Heroes set up there. Fos recently revealed footage from Secret Service at CinemaCon, based on the comic of the same name (drawn by Dave Gibbsons). It will be released on October 24.