Empire Online recently spoke with comic-book writer Mark Millar about his pitch for a Superman movie opus. Millar also appens to be not only responsible for the graphic novel Wanted, but also the Kick-Ass comic-book series, which is also getting a big screen adaptation.
From what Mark Millar had to say to Empire Online I can only hope the Brothers Warner jumps on board this one and we get to see the “Magnum Opus”.
Here’s a snippet from the article:
Mark has been working closely with a ‘big-Hollywood action director’ – who he refuses to name at this stage – on a pitch for what he is calling the Magnum Opus of Superman stories. His idea is for an 8-hour saga, split into 3 films to be released a year apart, in a Lord of the Rings fashion. Although several other sources have reported similar conversations with Mark, he went into further detail, fleshing out the story arc a little more.
“It’s gonna be like Michael Corleone in the Godfather films, the entire story from beginning to end, you see where he starts, how he becomes who he becomes, and where that takes him. The Dark Knight showed you can take a comic book property and make a serious film, and I think the studios are ready to listen to bigger ideas now.”
Sounds interesting right? Well, just have a read of the full article.
Wanted hits DVD and Blu-ray on December 2nd, 2008. Kick-Ass is slated to hit theatres on January 1st, 2010
Source: Empire Online