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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Almost a year has passed since we first heard about Supercrooks, a new comic written by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Wanted) about eight super villains who travel to Europe to pull off a heist. At the time, director Nacho Vigalando was already attached to direct a film version of the comic even though the comic had yet to be released.
Fast forward to now and Supercrooks #1 is set to hit comic book shops this week. Written by Millar but co-created and drawn by Leinil Yu, pages from the comic have popped online as well as a video, directed by Vigalando, that teases what can be expected in the book. Check it out below. Read More »
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