Deadpool obviously had a big hand in revitalizing the R-rated comic book movie trend in Hollywood, and Logan‘s recent success ensured that we’re going to be seeing a lot more of them going forward. Now, it seems Paramount Pictures is looking to get in on the action, as Deadline reports that the studio has a big-screen adaptation of Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti’s controversial graphic novel, The Pro, in the works. Erwin Stoff of 3 Arts is producing the project, while Bitches On A Boat scribe Zoe McCarthy has been hired to write the screenplay.
For those unfamiliar with the source material, The Pro is about a hooker who develops superpowers and must attempt to learn how to use her new abilities responsibly, while also maintaining her day job as a lady of the night and looking after her infant son. It’s about as tasteless as it sounds, but can also be pretty funny.
Here’s the official logline for the film:
A prostitute who wakes up one day with superhero powers and is asked to join the League of Honor to help curb her anti-heroic behavior.
While The Pro markets itself as a parody, Ennis does lose the run of himself at times and the comic has come under fire by critics for some its more problematic elements. Still, it could definitely make for an interesting film if handled properly and with the right team attached.
It sounds like this one is still in the very early stages of development, but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as Paramount takes the next step forward with The Pro.