Chrononauts, Starlight, American Jesus, Super Crooks, Empress: The list of in-development adaptations of Mark Millar‘s work goes on and on. Hollywood just can’t get enough of the comic book writer behind Wanted and Kick-Ass. A year ago, it was reported an adaptation of another one of Millar’s properties, Jupiter’s Legacy, was in the works, with a little help from powerhouse producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers). Now Bonaventura and all involved have tapped cousins and screenwriters Brian and Mark Gunn to pen the adaptation.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Hollywood’s favorite comic book writer, Mark Millar, is preparing to bring yet another one of his stories to the big screen. Millar is joining forces with Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum for an adaptation of his latest new title, Empress, described as “part Star Wars, part Guardians of the Galaxy.” F. Scott Frazier (xXx: The Return of Xander Cage) is on board to write the script.
The news comes just one week after two of Millar’s other comics, Supercrook and American Jesus, were scooped up by Waypoint Entertainment, and days before Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, based on a comic book storyline by Millar, hits theaters. Seriously, the movie industry cannot get enough of this guy. Read More »
There are new signs of life for Mark Millar‘s Supercrooks and American Jesus. Over five years ago, Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo became attached to Supercrooks, and he later went on to direct a teaser trailer for the comic book, but we’ve heard little about the film adaptation since then. And even longer ago, Matthew Vaughn was attached to produce American Jesus, as a followup to his successful collaboration with Millar on Kick-Ass. A summer 2009 start date was speculated, but never came to fruition.
Today, there is finally some news for both projects. Waypoint Entertainment has purchased the rights to the two comic book titles. Vigalondo and Vaughn’s names aren’t mentioned in the official press release, so perhaps they’re no longer involved in either project.
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The debate over Man of Steel‘s third act isn’t going to end anytime soon. It’s been a topic of conversation ever since the film was released, and with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice coming out in the next few months, expect even more discussions about it. The film will address the third-act destruction we saw in Man of Steel, and will question how much Supes is responsible for all those deaths. Now, comic book writer Mark Millar has weighed in on the level of violence we saw in the comic book origin story.
After the jump, Mark Millar discusses Man of Steel and comic book movies in general.
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The Die Hard franchise is in a bit of rut. The last installment in the series, A Good Day to Die Hard, not only completely missed the appeal of John McClane (Bruce Willis), but it was also just a bad movie. For the next sequel, Die Hard Year One, Fox has decided to take a different approach by bringing back director Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) and setting part of the story in 1979, showing how McClane became the cop we all know.
A few days ago Eric D. Wilkinson, a producer and writer of indies, took out a full-page ad in The Hollywood Reporter with his pitch for the next Die Hard, which comic book writer Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) has now expanded upon.
Read Mark Millar’s Die Hard pitch after the jump.
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Ever since the success of Kingsman: The Secret Service, a followup has been inevitable, but whether we’d see Colin Firth in The Kingsman sequel has been up in the air. Comic book creator/writer Mark Millar hopes director Matthew Vaughn and screenwriter Jane Goldman find a good way to bring Colin Firth back for The Kingsman sequel. Millar, understandably, very much wants to see Firth return to the role of Harry Hart.
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Posted on Monday, September 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
While Fox hasn’t officially confirmed anything, it’s widely believed that the next Wolverine movie will be based on the Old Man Logan comic book arc written by Mark Millar. Which, of course, raises its own set of questions. Namely, what are they going to do about the fact that most of the characters in it aren’t owned by 20th Century Fox?
Millar, who serves as a creative consultant for Fox, isn’t worried. In an interview, he explains how the Old Man Logan storyline could work on the big screen, without using Marvel Cinematic Universe characters like Hawkeye and the Hulk. Read the Mark Millar Old Man Logan comments after the jump. Read More »
Thirty-five million dollars. That’s all that separates the worldwide grosses of the first Kick-Ass, and its sequel, Kick-Ass 2. That doesn’t sound like a lot, but when neither gross is over $100 million, and each cost about $30 million to make, it’s a big percentage. Because of that, plans to continue the franchise either with a Kick-Ass 3 or Hit Girl spin-off have pretty much stalled. Fans still talk about the ideas, though, and so do the filmmakers.
Case in point: Kick-Ass director and sequel producer Matthew Vaughn. In a new interview, he suggests he’d like to do a Kick-Ass prequel, centering on Hit Girl and Big Daddy, as a palate cleanser leading to Kick-Ass 3. Sounds awesome right? Well series co-creator Mark Millar is less optimistic about those movies actually happening. Check out the Vaughn and Miller Kick-Ass prequel and sequel quotes below. Read More »
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Kingsman: The Secret Service was a hit earlier this year for 20th Century Fox and, very quickly, rumors of a sequel began to bubble. Two people who were a little surprised at that were series co-creators Mark Millar and Matthew Vaughn, the latter of whom directed the film. Millar recently said while there was a desire to do it and talks about it, things weren’t as concrete as the Internet made it seem. For example, he hadn’t written a comic sequel and had no plans too. But that’s seemingly been solved.
In a new interview, Vaughn revealed he’s currently writing Kingsman 2 and if the script is deemed good enough, he’ll make it. Below, read the Matthew Vaughn Kingsman 2 quote and find out how Millar envisions the sequel. Read More »
It feels like nearly every week a new Mark Millar property is being turned into a movie. From Wanted to Kick-Ass, through Civil War, Chrononauts, Jupiter’s Legacy and more, there’s always some new development to discuss with the comic writer.
The latest film based on his work, Kingsman: The Secret Service, was just released on Digital HD and Blu-ray/DVD. We spoke to Millar, not so much to look ahead, but to take a deep dive into that project’s transition from page to screen. How is Millar’s vision get reimagined for the big screen? Why are major changes made in the translation?
Then, of course, he told us about some general ideas he’s had about a potential Kingsman 2 and the madness that sees his Marvel story Civil War being made into a movie. Below, read our Kingsman Mark Millar interview. Read More »