Monday, September 29, 2008

War Heroes Storm Sony

Mark Millar is a hot property right now in Hollywood, especially with Superhero films all the rage. Variety has reported that Sony has picked up the rights to Millar's current work, "War Heroes." Michael De Luca will produce the film while Sony and Columbia Pictures are currently looking for a writing staff to pen a adaptation from the 6-part series.

War Heroes follows a experimental military program that gives ordinary soldiers superpowers. When a small group of recruits break off to use these powers for a criminal enterprise, a hero rises from their ranks to prevent catastrophic results.

Wanted, which was optioned by Universal was a huge hit, Kick Ass has indie backing and is filming now, and now Sony picks up a series Millar hasn't even finished. He definately has a golden ticket right now in Hollywood and good for him, he deserves it! Millar is an awesome writer and I love everything I've read from him so far. Red Son is one of, if not the best Superman comic. His Ultimate X-Men and his entire Ultimate line (When are we gonna get Ultimates 3?). Wanted was a great book, but I hated the film. The film was too stylized for my tastes and the conversion from comic to film just didn't translate for me. Furthermore, Angelina Jolie is a terrible actress and should be blacklisted! But back to Millar, bravo! I am glad to see his properties being picked up!

Have you been reading War Heroes? Did you know Mark Millar a lost bet for $5,000 with Harry Knowles regarding the casting of the lead actor in Superman Returns?