Mark Millar's Superhero Film Revealed
The rundown for the upcoming film goes like this: "Set in contemporary Scotland, this dark, unique superhero story focuses on a group of animal rights activists who break into a low-level research laboratory to find a mile-long underground base owned and facilitated by the US government.
"Described as The X-Men meets Trainspotting, Miracle Park breaks all the taboos of superhero cinema and offers a completely new take on the genre.
"The movie is shot entirely on a hand-held camera, establishing a tone more consistent with Paranormal Activity or The Last Exorcism than a traditional superhero release.
"Miracle Park is chilling, violent and a totally new experience in cinema. Miracle Park starts where other superhero movies draw the line."
"Principal photography finishes at the end of October and Millar expects to be in post-production until January when the teaser trailer will be released."
If you're familiar with Millar's work, then you know this will most likely be rated R, and the film will be filled with violence and cuss words that would make your grandpappy cry. I don't know how to really feel about this flick. It personally doesn't really grab my attention, even though I really like the title. But, you never can be too sure until we see a trailer or watch the actual movie, so I'll probably end up seeing the film. How will Millar do as a director? He's never directed a film before. This will be the second time in recent history that we've seen a comic book writer turn into a director, the first being Frank Miller for 300 and The Spirit. Let's hope this film and Mark Millar are a lot more successful than The Spirit. What do you guys think? Will you check out this film?
" What does any of that have to do with superheroes? "Maybe they get they powers from something in the base, or someone in the base has powers? Don't know, but the pitch reminds me of the beginning of 28 Days.
Ah i see, so its like an ok to domestic terrorism (animal rights activists) meets cloverfield, with wildly anti-American undertones. When is the hand-held idea not going to be "new" anymore. I mean Scorsese pretty much nailed it in Mean Streets. Just because its off stedi-cam doesn't make it novel.
The proof of his talent is waning. Kick-Ass squeaked by as successful to me. And frankly his writing is rather flat and empty. imo.
Wanna read something good? Check out King City or anything Jason writes. Or American Born Chinese. Or Batman and Robin - by Morrison et al., or Northlanders by Wood for some blood and vikings.
Im frankly getting tired of these "shock-jocks" of comics, such that Millar is proving himself to be... generation nexts' Ennis.
Id like to add... Of course on the other hand - different strokes for different folks. And that's why comics are fun, but to me... this sounds like garden variety shock & awe.
yeah, a friend of mine (she does NOT read comics, i think it's important to point that out) was singing the praises of Kick Ass to me
and telling me I "had to see it" it's "sooo good"
and I told her no
I won't see it because I hate Mark Millar and what he does
even if it is a good movie, I won't support him
he's turning lowest common denominator humor and unneccesarily graphic violence into the normal for mainstream comics and entertainment
and that really sucks
it sounds kinda like he stole the opening of 28 Days Later and added superheros.
I didn't see the last exorcist but i wasn't too impressed with paranormal activity. I really liked the camera style of District 9 though so if it looked like that it may be good.
So he's making the usual Non-Marvel Imprint Mark Millar story??? Wow... totally surprised. e_e
It had my interest for a minute when it mentioned Scotland, as that area hasn't been done before in the world of superhero movies. THEN he mentioned animal-rights activists... and that lost my interest (OH NO!! look out!!! it's SUPER-PETA!!!). THEN he said it was going to be dark and violent and "break superhero taboos and I was like...."... didn't we already get that kinda story with Kick-Ass??? And Wanted??? And Authority??? And Nemesis??
You CAN do better than that Mr. Millar.
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