Mark Millar Eyes Channing Tatum For Title Role In Huck Adaptation


Mark Millar Eyes Channing Tatum For Title Role In Huck Adaptation

Now that comic book scribe Mark Millar can claim responsibility for the glittering success of both the Kick-Ass series and Kingsman: The Secret Service – itself on the path to becoming a franchise – you can understand the writer taking a break from the movie scene. How and ever, not one to rest on his laurels, Millar has teed up another comic-to-film property in Huck, and now the talent has vouched for Channing Tatum to land the title role.

Created alongside artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire), Huck is a 6-issue miniseries that recently stumbled onto a path to the silver screen when  Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 picked up the rights earlier this month. While it’s still incubating in the early stages, Millar believes Tatum would make a perfect fit for the “Forest Gump/Captain America” style of character – a decision swayed by the Jump Street actor rushing to Stan Lee’s side during San Diego Comic-Con back in July.

Billed as your average do-gooder, Millar’s latest creation is certainly a world away from the superhero fare filling up the cinema screens today, and here’s a brief excerpt of the series to give you an idea of the plot.

“Huck follows the eponymous Huck, pitched as Captain America meets Forest Gump, a small-town Maine gas-station worker who has an incredible secret – he’s superstrong. Anonymously performing a good deed everyday is fine enough for Huck, though the good-natured countryman finds his quiet existence thrown into disarray when a newcomer to his town alerts the media.”

As for Tatum’s potential involvement, the actor remains attached to 20th Century Fox’s long-gestating X-Men offshoot GambitIt’s currently on course for a release in early 2017, and any such commitment to Millar’s Huck will surely throw a spanner in the works. Can Fox and Studio 8 figure out a solution that would ensure Tatum’s involvement in the adaptation? Time will tell.

Mark Millar’s 6-issue miniseries launches this fall, with the first installment available soon.

Source: The Sun

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