Fox Picks Up Mark Millar’s “Superior”April 15, 2014
The search for a writer to adapt the comics has begun.
Mark Millar’s Superior, a comic based around a 12-year old suffering with multiple sclerosis, will be adapted into a screenplay, Twentieth Century Fox announced today to The Hollywood Reporter.
The seven-issue comic was created in 2010 by Millar and artist Leinil Francis Yu and it’s synopsis can be found below:
“Simon Pooni had it all going for him – plenty of friends at school and good looks, and his coach called him one of the most talented basketball players he’s ever seen. But that was when he could still move his legs. Now, he’s living with multiple sclerosis, missing all the little things he used to take for granted, and escaping into the world of movies and comics with his best friend. Then… SUPERIOR entered his life.”
Mark Millar has written (or had a hand in writing) many iconic comic books, including Marvel‘s Civil War. Millar is also the writer of comics such as Kick-Ass and Wanted, both which have received silver screen treatments in the past.
Matthew Vaughn produced both Kick-Ass films (and directed the first as well) and his company, MARV Films, will be adapting Millar’s American Jesus miniseries. So far there has been no confirmation of director for Superior, but perhaps Vaughn is an option, despite his ties to the 2015 reboot of Fantastic Four.