Comic-Con. WonderCon. BlizzCon. Supercon? Variety brings word that John Malkovich has closed a deal to headline a new comedy rooted in the crowded, sweaty and blistering world of comic book conventions.
Filming is already underway on the New Orelans set of Supercon, and comes packing a cracking premise. Malkovich, along with a host of comic book artists and TV stars past their prime, will anchor the feature as a band of down-on-their-luck industry people that make a living from attending comic book conventions.
Ticked off by their downward spiral, Malkovich and Co. set about hatching a plan to rob Supercon and “bring justice to a crooked promoter and an overbearing former TV icon.” Zak Knutson will orchestrate the shenanigans from behind the lens, working from a script he penned alongside Andrew Sipes. Joey Tufaro and Todd Trosclair produce alongside Momentum Productions’ Susan Gorrell and Maria J. McDonald.
From Dangerous Liaisons to Being John Malkovich to a wonderfully sarcastic turn in Red, John Malkovich is a star that simply oozes charisma and exactly the kind of larger-than-life actor that could make for a perfect lead in Supercon. There’s currently no further casting details to report at this time, but we’ll be keeping a close eye on Knutson’s oddball comedy as more information comes to light.