Mark Millar is no stranger to having his work turned into film and now ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’ is going to be headed to the big screen. Millar is partnering with Lorenzo di Bonaventura (‘Transformers,”Dead Rising: Watchtower’) who is already in the middle of developing another of Millar’s works, ‘MPH.’
Here’s how Millar has previously described the book:
“We have the last remains of these old-school heroes and their mainly vacuous children living in L.A., a massive disappointment to the first generation of super-people — just lost, no real direction in their lives beyond advertising gigs and opening night clubs.”
No social commentary going on there at all. Ahem. At any rate, in the book we follow this great generation who received their powers from a mysterious island that are starting to fade away or die from old age. Their children just don’t care nor live up to their expectations. T he generational gap has never been more pronounced than when super powers are involved.
Di Bonaventura was very intrigued with ‘Jupiter’s Legacy’:
“What appealed to me was the emotional weight of the family dynamic in Shakespearean fashion. It is also unique in a world where there are many similar super hero movies and IP.”
You can’t fault anyone for viewing Millar’s work as original. While some of it can feel a little familiar. Miller has so many creative ideas that you really won’t find anywhere else. For someone who wants to do superheroes that aren’t your standard Marvel or DC styled ones, Millar has a few up his sleeves that he has already shared with the world.
Aside from Millar’s ‘Wanted’, ‘Kick-Ass, ‘Kick-Ass 2‘,’ and ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ which are already out, he also has ‘Wanted 2’, ‘Chorononauts‘,’MPH’, ‘Starlight‘, and ‘Superior‘ all also in the works and at various stages of development. This is clearly a man who isn’t busy in the slightest.
Are you looking forward to checking out?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter