AMERICAN JESUS to be Next Millar Movie?

Posted by No_name_here (1225 posts) - - Show Bio

Mark Millar covered a lot while he was promoting KICK ASS a couple weeks ago,  talking about a WANTED sequel, his own ideas for a SUPERMAN movie and revamp and also “the new superhero project” he might be directing.  For those you wondering about  his creator-owned project, AMERICAN JESUS, he also covered that as well during an interview with IGN.

 Millar himself....

 He's happy about the prospect...

If you can’t watch the clip, Millar says that there was a lot of interest in the book after the success of WANTED, but studios were quickly skittish about the comic’s hot-button, controversial plot.  He still thinks it’d be a success as a movie and is considering possibly producing the film independently the way he did KICK-ASS.

For those of you haven’t heard of the comic, it was published a few years ago by Dark Horse as CHOSEN before its reprints were renamed the more provocative AMERICAN JESUS.   Here’s the official synopsis from Millar’s website…

Imagine you're twelve years old and suddenly discover that you are the returned Jesus Christ. You can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk and perhaps even raise the dead. What do you and your family do, and how does it affect you knowing that you're destined to grow up and take part in a conflict that people have been waiting almost two thousand years for? Chosen has been described in the British press as Spider-Man meets The Book of Revelation. SFX Magazine describes it as Harry Potter for Christian fundamentalists.

 It was a SHOCKING comic

If KICK-ASS is successful, Millar just may have greater leverage to raise independent financing and make this movie independently. I’d be curious if he has similar intentions for THE UNFUNNIES, his unfinished creator-owned series that juxtaposed serious suburban tragedy with funny animals. 

 
-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia Comics.   Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.

#1 Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir (19714 posts) - - Show Bio

Man Mark Millar is starting to become the new Frank Miller

#2 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2243 posts) - - Show Bio

not a fan

#3 Posted by aztek_the_lost (28224 posts) - - Show Bio

Preacher was better: Jesus' last descendant to be the new Messiah! only one problem...
 

 


 

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#4 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29501 posts) - - Show Bio

This is getting silly..... but if American Jesus is made, I would love to see the christian reaction (Probably pissed XD)
#5 Posted by Phantom Patriot (28 posts) - - Show Bio

Mark Millar is a fearless writing, and I'm happy to see his works :)

#6 Edited by NightFang (10068 posts) - - Show Bio

I wonder who the'll get to play "AMERICAN JESUS".    

#7 Posted by Adam Michaels (435 posts) - - Show Bio

@Emperor Gonzo Noir said:

"Man Mark Millar is starting to become the new Frank Miller "


 

I guess it's all in the family name. 
 
/goes to change his name to Millor.
#8 Posted by jakob187 (998 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost: Sam Mendes is still working on getting Preacher done, but I think he's wanting to do a mini-series rather than a movie now.  Also...totally agreed.
#9 Posted by Bergquist (695 posts) - - Show Bio

THE UNFUNNIES is 4 of 4 right i just pick them all up

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