Mark Millar Will Direct A Superhero Movie
Millar stated that this is "but one of several big surprises planned for next year and you'll hear a bit more about this in February when we start to release details." Millar said he learned a lot from Kick-Ass and wants the creative freedom when it comes to making movies. He doesn't want to bow down to the studios and have to make a pitch and try to get them to "love" him (he also mentions coming "close to this" with Superman).
Millar also plans to go the same route that Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn did by seeking out private investors for the movie. Millar said that he hasn't revealed the plans that he has for this movie and that this could happen before War Heroes and American Jesus come to the big screen.
Do you think this is a good idea? Do you like the idea of Mark Millar having creative control to make the movie he wants to see get made? I wonder how this will interfere with his writing schedule. I am very curious to see what he could do with complete control over a movie.
Not sure how to take this. I like some of his work (the Ultimates, the Civil War) hate others (his stint on the Authority) and find other work good in concept but lacking (Wanted). Maybe his style (not sure if he has one really) could translate well to the big screen. All depends on the character he adapts I suppose. I shall have to wait and see. I mean, I dislike JJ Abrahms and hated the idea of him doing a Star Trek reboot. And the smug sod somehow manages to make it one of the best films I've seen all year so... let's give wee mark millar a chance. if he sucks, we can endlessly gripe about it on delightful forums like this
I don't think it will make a big difference to the non-comic reading movie-going public. They'll still go to watch it, and not know the difference. A few critics like Jonathan Ross might be more biased in favour of his films, but over all as long as he does a half-decent job then I'm sure his fans will enjoy it.
Also this way, us "comic fans" can't complain if things are extremely changed. But then, there's no word whether this is an original concept for a hero that's already established. Millar is such a tease. First that Nemesis business, now this.
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