Today it was announced that Waypoint Entertainment has acquired the film rights to comic book creator Mark Millar’s Supercrooks and American Jesus. This would be yet another original comic by the writer that may be made into a film. Others includes Wanted, Kick-Ass and Kingsman films. Millar’s work also inspried most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his work on The Ultimate’s and Civil War comics.
Supercrooks is a comedy that follows a group of super villains as they plan a massive heist. However, American Jesus follows a 12 year old boy who is the second coming of Jesus and must coup being the Son of God.
Mark Millar went onto say about thew projects which both have been in-development for a while:
“I only come to LA one week a year and do all my meetings in the pub during those seven days every September. On my most recent trip I met these guys and was wowed by their plans and the scale they’re working on. Leinil and I couldn’t be more delighted to have Supercrooks up and running with such talented people. Peter Gross and I have held American Jesus back for a decade until the right team came along. This really is that team! The level of talent we’re talking about behind the camera has us all ridiculously excited. Fans of the books are in for an absolute treat.”
Neither films has a screenwriter or director attached…