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 of The Secret Service (which arrives in theaters on Oct. 24th), and films based on Starlight, Nemesis, and Kindergarten Heroes are all in early stages of development. The comic book writer is extremely hot at the moment and it seems as if Hollywood just can’t get enough of his work.
As for Superior, it’s still early days on the project, so it’s hard to say how it will turn out. With Millar and Vaughn behind the project though, I’d say that it’s safe to expect something along the lines of the original Kick-Ass. The premise actually sounds somewhat similar, too (seemingly normal boy turned into a superhero).
Fox is currently looking for a screenwriter to pen the script and a director to helm the project. Vaughn might direct the film himself, but for now, he’s just on board as producer.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted when we hear more.