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Fox adapting Mark Millar’s Superior

3 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that 20th Century Fox has closed a deal to adapt Superior, the comic book series from writer Mark Millar and artist Leinil Francis Yu. The adaptation will be produced by Matthew Vaughn, director of Millar’s Kick-Ass and the upcoming The Secret Service.

Published by Icon (a creator-owned imprint of Marvel Comics), Superior tells the story Simon Pooni, a 12-year-old boy with multiple sclerosis who is granted a single magic wish by an alien monkey, choosing to become his favourite superhero, the titular Superior. However, it turns out that the alien is actually a demon incarnate and Simon is give 24 hours to decide whether to sell his soul to the devil in order to remain as the superhero.

Superior becomes the latest Millarworld title to get the big screen treatment, with several other projects in development including Nemesis, Starlight, Kindergarten Heroes and American Jesus.

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- Gary Collinson

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Watch the Very Sad If I Stay Trailer Starring Chloë Moretz

5 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Here's a trailer for yet another very depressing Ya movie, called If I Stay. The film is based on Gayle Forman's 2009 novel and stars Chloë Moretz (Kick-Ass, Carrie) as a young woman who falls into a coma after a car crash that kills her entire family. She then proceeds to have  an out-of-body experience, during which she must decide whether to continue living or slip away and die. So, y'know, just the usual coming of age stuff. Don't worry, though: The film is set for an August 22nd release, which gives you two-and-a-half months to recover from The Fault in Our Stars. »

- Anna Silman

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Matthew Vaughn To Produce An Adaptation Of Mark Millar’s Superior

8 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Frequent collaborators Matthew Vaughn and Mark Millar are teaming up once again to bring another one of Millar’s comics to the big screen. THR reports that Superior, the limited series from Millar and artist Leinil Francis Yu, is in development at 20th Century Fox, with Vaughn attached as a producer.

Superior tells the story of a popular and athletic 12 year-old boy who loses his social life when he’s stricken with multiple sclerosis. One day he meets an alien monkey who grants him one wish: to turn into his favorite big screen superhero, Superior. He relishes in his life as a hero until he discovers that the monkey is actually a demon, forcing the boy to either sell him his soul, or return to his original form.

This is just one of many Millar projects currently headed to the big screen. Vaughn is currently wrapping production on an adaptation »

- James Garcia

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'Kick-Ass' director Matthew Vaughn bringing Mark Miller's 'Superior' to the big screen

8 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) Mark Millar's creator-owned work has a long history with Hollywood, with "Wanted," "Kick-Ass," "Kick-Ass 2," "The Secret Service" and more all getting a silver screen presence. Thus, it should come as little surprise that another one of his creator-owned books will see a big screen debut. According to The Hollywood Reporter, 20th Century Fox has picked up the film rights for Millar and Leinil Yu's "Superior" miniseries with Matthew Vaughn attached to produce. Vaughn has a long history with Millar's Hollywood adaptations, dating back to his time helming "Kick-Ass." He is also currently directing "The Secret Service" film adaptation.   "This project actually means an awful lot to me. It's something Leinil and I really loved doing and, after years of wanting to work together, gave us our chance to collaborate," Millar said via the Millarworld Forums. "Matthew's producing, which is great news, and the kind of names »

- Steve Sunu, Comic Book Resources

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Fox Finds Superior

11 hours ago | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

A few years ago, we sat down with Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar to get the lowdown on some of his other developing comics projects. Among them was Superior, which Millar told us he was putting together as a film deal even as he wrapped up work on the book. Things have been quiet on the film front since then, aside from some talk of regular Millar collaborator Matthew Vaughn producing any movie version. Cut to today, and 20th Century Fox has grabbed the rights to the title.That Fox would land Superior isn’t much of a shock – Millar has been involved behind the scenes with the studio on various comic book properties, working alongside the likes of Simon Kinberg and Vaughn himself. Plus, the studio is bringing out another of the writer’s titles, The Secret Service, with Vaughn calling the shots and Colin Firth starring. We got a »

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A "Superior" Superhero

14 hours ago | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

According to reports, director/producer Matthew Vaughn ("Kick-Ass") will produce a big-screen Fox adaptation of Marvel's Icon imprint comic book series "Superior" by "Kick-Ass" creator Mark Millar:

"...illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu, "Superior" focuses on a young boy who loses his social life when he is stricken by a debilitating disease. One night, an 'alien monkey' grants the boy one wish and he chooses to become his favorite superhero, a character named 'Superior'.

"But the boy discovers that the monkey is actually a demon from Hell and the boy must sell his soul if he is to remain the powerful hero -- or return to his original body..."

Millar is also noted for creating the comic book titles "Wanted" and "The Secret Service", that have both been adapted to film.

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- Michael Stevens

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Mark Millar's Superior Comic Book Picked Up by Fox

16 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Since comic book writer Mark Millar is a consultant over at Fox it's no surprise that the studio has picked up the rights to his limited series comic book, Superior. It should also come as no surprise that Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn is producing the project. The two talents obviously enjoy working together. The are currently developing an adaptation of their comic, Secret Service. 

As far as the story for Superior goes, it "centers on a popular and athletic 12-year-old boy who loses his social life when he is stricken by multiple sclerosis. One night, an alien monkey grants the boy one wish and he chooses to become his favorite superhero, a Superman-like character named Superior. After relishing his new life as a hero, the boy discovers that the monkey is actually a demon from Hell and he must sell his soul if he is to »

- Joey Paur

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Mark Millar's 'Superior' Comic Adaptation Moves Forward at Fox

16 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

20th Century Fox has picked up the rights to Mark Millar's comic book Superior for a feature adaptation to be produced by Matthew Vaughn.

The comic, which was illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu, ran for seven issues between 2010 and 2012, centering on a 12-year-old boy named Simon Pooni, who was a popular athlete before he becomes stricken with multiple sclerosis. He is visited by an alien monkey and granted one wish, which he uses to become his favorite superhero, a Superman-esque character dubbed Superior. As Simon begins to enjoy the spoils of his new life, he soon realizes that this monkey is actually from hell, and he must either sell his soul to remain this powerful hero, or return to to his crippled body.

The studio is currently searching for a writer to adapt the comic book, with Matt Reilly overseeing the project.

After finding success on the big screen »

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Matthew Vaughn and Fox Bringing Mark Millar’s Superior to the Big Screen

17 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

After directing Kick-Ass and this October’s The Secret Service starring Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson, Matthew Vaughn looks set to bring another Mark Millar (The Ultimates, Wanted) comic book to the big screen. However, he’ll initially serve as a producer, and there is currently no word on a writer or director.

Twentieth Century Fox are now on the hunt for a writer however according to The Hollywood Reporter, and it joins the likes of Nemesis, Starlight and American Jesus, all of which are just a few of the Millarworld projects in development for film and TV.

Written by Mark Millar with artwork from Leinil Yu (Secret Invasion, New Avengers), Superior tells the story of an athletic 12-year-old boy who loses his social life when he is stricken by multiple sclerosis. One night, an alien monkey grants the boy one wish and he chooses to become his favourite superhero, »

- Josh Wilding

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Fox Developing Adaptation of Mark Millar’s Superior; Matthew Vaughn to Produce

18 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Comics writer Mark Millar is no stranger to having his material adapted for the big screen, and yet another one of his creations has now been pegged for the feature film treatment.  20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights to Millar’s 2010 limited series Superior, which revolves around a young boy stricken with multiple sclerosis who is granted one wish by an alien monkey: to become a Superman-like superhero named Superior.  Problems arise when the boy learns that the monkey is no alien at all, but is instead a demon who demands the boy’s soul in return for his transformation, lest his wish be undone and he return to his original form. Hit the jump for more on the potential Superior movie, which has a familiar face onboard as producer. News of the rights acquisition comes courtesy of Heat Vision, which reports that Matthew Vaughn will produce the Superior movie. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Godzilla gets a WonderCon poster

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This Saturday at WonderCon, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures will be showcasing Godzilla, and in advance of the convention a special Godzilla WonderCon poster has been released online, which pays tribute to Toho’s original King of the Monsters…

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Godzilla is set for release on May 15th, with a cast that includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Ken Watanabe (Inception), David Strathairn (The Bourne Legacy), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine). Watch the latest trailer here.

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- Gary Collinson

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Godzilla goes back to his roots in new poster

15 April 2014 2:27 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. are going to have a big presence at Wondercon Anaheim this coming weekend, and, in honour of that, they have released this awesome new poster celebrating the King of Monsters Japanese heritage. Released: May 15th Ireland & UK / May 16th USA Synopsis: An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.Gareth Edwards directs “Godzilla,” which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Oscar®nominee Ken Watanabe (“The Last Samurai,” “Inception”), Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”), Oscar®winner Juliette Binoche (“The English Patient,” “Cosmopolis”), and Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck.,” “The Bourne Legacy”) and Bryan Cranston (“Argo,” »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Brad Pitt and 'Animal Kingdom' director David Michod join forces on 'The Operators'

14 April 2014 8:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I'm still getting used to the fact that Brad Pitt is now an Oscar-winning producer -- one wonders whether, like Michael Douglas before him, the acting award will come later, Either way, the man's no slouch in the off-screen department: aside from "12 Years a Slave," the man's production credits range from "The Departed" to "Kick-Ass" to "The Tree of Life" to the (likely Cannes-bound) HBO feature "The Normal Heart." And now "The Operators," to which Pitt is also attached to star as Us military general Stanley McChrystal. As is often the case on his producing projects, Pitt's taste in collaborators is pretty forward-thinking: David Michod, the Australian director of the bristling, Oscar-nominated crime drama "Animal Kingdom," will write and direct the project. Michod's second feature "The Rover," a post-apocalyptic thriller starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, is due for release this summer, and tipped to appear in the Cannes Film Festival lineup later this week. »

- Guy Lodge

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Latest Godzilla Poster Pays Homage To The Monster's Japanese Roots

14 April 2014 6:36 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last SamuraiInception), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (The English PatientCosmopolis), and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck., The Bourne Legacy) and Bryan Cranston (Argo, TV's Breaking Bad). »

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Set Images From "The Secret Service"

14 April 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ spoiler set images from "X-Men: First Class" director Matthew Vaughn's big screen adaptation of "Kick-Ass" writer Mark Millar's comic book series "The Secret Service", starring Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson.

Vaughn co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman and produces through his Marv Films banner.

"...the world's greatest secret agent is on the most exciting case of his career. But will the end of the world as know it take a back seat to training his street-punk nephew to be the next 'James Bond'?

"What's the secret link between a series of kidnapped sci-fi stars, the murder of an entire town, and a dark secret from inside 'Mount Everest'?

"Under the supervision of 'Uncle Jack', the spy skills of 'Gary' blossom--but when the duo learn what's behind the celebrity kidnappings, the knowledge comes at a price.

"The conspiracy begins to unravel, »

- Michael Stevens

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Interview – Wamg Talks To Captain America: The Winter Soldier Composer Henry Jackman

14 April 2014 9:18 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier has had a second stellar weekend at the box office.

That makes it two worldwide weekends in a row at over $100 million and nearly half a billion to date as it continues to draw audiences internationally and in North America. With the success of directors Joe and Anthony Russo’s sequel , Marvel/Disney have officially announced Captain America 3 will open on May 6, 2016.

About two years have passed since the alien invasion of New York was repulsed by Nick Fury’s special team – The Avengers. The world is now well aware that extra-terrestrials, godlike beings and monsters may be lurking in the cosmos and that Super Heroes walk among us. The demand for protection of the world’s citizenry has reached a zenith. In response to the world’s justifiable fears, S.H.I.E.L.D. has expanded its presence to enhance the security of Earth. »

- Michelle McCue

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The Best (and Worst) of the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

13 April 2014 10:05 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Conan O’Brien during the 2014 MTV Movie Awards: “When you’re the host you can say whatever you want.”

When it comes to this particular awards show… that goes for pretty much everyone. For good or ill, there was some pretty unrehearsed sh*t going down last night. Here are the highlights (and lowlights.)

At the top of the highlights list for me was Mark Wahlberg‘s clear-eyed “Generations Award” acceptance speech: “I know what this award means. It means you’re f*cking old, your career’s pretty much over, now go away.” For a major movie star, Wahlberg seems impressively self-aware.

2014 MTV Movie Awards – Latest Movie News

Also of note was Jared Leto’s acceptance speech for “Biggest Movie Transformation”. Early in the awards season he took some flack for not mentioning anything about AIDS or Lgbt in his acceptance speeches. (See: This year’s Golden Globes).  But »

- Aaron Landry

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Chloe Moretz Joins Sci-Fi Film The 5th Wave

11 April 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Kick-Ass star Chloe Moretz has been cast in the lead role of Sony Pictures' big screen adaptation of Rick Yancey's young adult sci-fi novel, The 5th Wave.

The movie is set to be directed by J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed), and the script was written by Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich).

Moretz will play a character named Cassie Sullivan, "who survives four waves of deadly attacks against the Earth's population. On the run to save her younger brother, 16-year-old Cassie meets a mysterious young man who may become her final hope."

It sounds like it could be a pretty cool sci-fi film. It will be produced by Gk Films' Graham King and Tobey Maguire.

Moretz is a crazy talented young actress, and I've enjoyed everything she's done. She also stars in the upcoming thriller The Equalizer alongside Denzel Washington. This new film should be a great project for her. »

- Joey Paur

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Chloe Moretz Gets Her Own Young Adult Project with 'The 5th Wave'

11 April 2014 9:31 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Now that Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley have their own young adult franchises, it's time for an equally talented young actress to get her own as well. The Wrap has learned that Sony Pictures has landed Chloe Moretz (Carrie, Let Me In, Kick-Ass) to lead The 5th Wave, based on Rick Yancey's popular young adult novel of the same name. The book is the first in a young adult trilogy (of course) about Cassie Sullivan, who survives four waves of deadly attacks of human-looking aliens against Earth. On the run to save her younger brother, she meets a mysterious young man who may become her final hope to survive. Read on! With beings that only look human, this sounds a bit cheap, almost like The Host, but the book has proven to be popular since being published in May of 2013. Before that Gk Films preemptively purchased the rights to »

- Ethan Anderton

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New poster for Godzilla

11 April 2014 6:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last night we brought you a rather splendid image giving us our best look yet at the King of the Monsters in director Gareth Edwards’ (Monsters) upcoming kaiju reboot Godzilla, and now Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have followed that up with a striking new black and white poster…

Godzilla movie poster

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

Godzilla is set for release on May 15th, with a cast that includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Ken Watanabe (Inception), David Strathairn (The Bourne Legacy), Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine). Watch the latest trailer here.

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- Gary Collinson

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