David Goyer talks Super Max

David Goyer

A couple days back we told you about David Goyer’s unconventional Green Arrow movie titled Super Max. We were intrigued by the concept of a superhero movie which takes place mainly in the confines of a super maxim security prison, where a hero must come face to face with the people he jailed. Sure it’s a copy of the classic Grant Morrison Batman graphic novel Arkham Asylum and the recent Daredevil series, but we’re all for it. Now Goyer has offered us more information on the project.

“It’s a real project. It’s just in the early stages of development, but amongst the tidal wave of super-hero movies hitting the screen, this more classically post-modern take could be pretty damn fun,” wrote Goyer on his blog. “The basic concept actually came about through Justin Marks, a terrific young writer my wife Jessika (a producer) had previously worked with. They thought the idea of a prison-break story set in a jail designed exclusively for super-villains was a cool one. And I heartily agreed. After some discussion, we decided it would be fun to frame a super-hero and toss him into the meta-human mix.”

“From that point, it seemed like the next logical step was to set the film in either the Marvel or DC Universe. That way, we could populate the movie with all sorts of cool B and C-character Easter Eggs. We eventually landed at DC. Green Arrow, given his hard-hitting, moralistic tendencies, seemed like the most interesting hero to put through the institutional wringer.”

So now we know it’s a prision break movie. We hope this project gets fast tracked – it sounds like a lot of fun.

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