Outside of Stan Lee, Mark Millar is arguably one of the most prolific comic creators bringing his work to the big screen. Now, his magnum opus is finally getting a shot.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Millar has inked a deal with Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, G.I. Joe) to adapt the ambitious superhero comic Jupiter's Legacy into a film script. From Kick-Ass to Kingsman: Secret Service, Millar’s properties have proven to have solid box office appeal, and this is arguably one of his best stories ever put to page.
The ongoing comic has been published since 2013, and tells a multi-generational tale about superheroes that dates back to the 1920s. It’s a deeply personal story, focused on failure and what it means to live up to the legacy of a parent’s accomplishments — all filtered through the lens of a superhero epic.
Di Bonaventura said the project appealed to him because of the “emotional weight of the family dynamic,” and likened the concept to Shakespeare with superpowers. He said Millar’s unique style could also go a long way toward setting Jupiter’s Legacy apart from the myriad other superhero franchises assaulting the box office.
Do you think Jupiter’s Legacy can work on the big screen, or is it too ambitious for a single film?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)