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Mark Millar making directorial debut with Miracle Park

09.17.2010

Comic book guy Mark Millar, responsible for Wanted and Kick-Ass, will be making the leap from panel to big screen as the director of the low-budget superhero film MIRACLE PARK, described as X-MEN meets TRAINSPOTTING.

Shot entirely on a hand-held camera, MIRACLE PARK's tone is apparently a break from the "traditional" and instead reminiscent of films like PARANORMAL ACTIVITY and the more recent THE LAST EXORCISM.

Per IGN: "Set in contemporary Scotland, this dark, unique superhero story focuses on a group of animal rights activists who break into a low-level research laboratory to find a mile-long underground base owned and facilitated by the US government."

Production on the film is expected to be completed near the end of October. Post-production will then commence until sometime in January when a teaser trailer will be released.
Extra Tidbit: What do you guys think of the "handheld camera" approach we seem to be hearing about more and more lately?
Source: IGN

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10:24AM on 09/18/2010
I fucking hate these "hand held camera" films. Such lazy filmmaking.
I fucking hate these "hand held camera" films. Such lazy filmmaking.
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11:49PM on 09/17/2010
The whole shot entirely in camcorder thing turned me off. I'm all for the on the fly, realistic approach, but this just sounds like Millar using his name to make a low budget, homestyle movie and get it seen. I'll have to wait to see any of this creativity before I am willing to give this a chance.
The whole shot entirely in camcorder thing turned me off. I'm all for the on the fly, realistic approach, but this just sounds like Millar using his name to make a low budget, homestyle movie and get it seen. I'll have to wait to see any of this creativity before I am willing to give this a chance.
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1:25PM on 09/17/2010

Handheld

if it fits the movie then go for it.

But first watch No Country for Old Men or Goodfellas and see how a proper movie is shot. You may change your mind on that handheld approach.
if it fits the movie then go for it.

But first watch No Country for Old Men or Goodfellas and see how a proper movie is shot. You may change your mind on that handheld approach.
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12:04PM on 09/17/2010

Like everything Millar has said in the last six months...

This is probably just him blowing it out his ass.
This is probably just him blowing it out his ass.
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11:40AM on 09/17/2010
A comic book hero movie not set in the United States is an awesome idea to me. I'm also a big fan of the hand held camera, so yeah I'm pretty much in.
A comic book hero movie not set in the United States is an awesome idea to me. I'm also a big fan of the hand held camera, so yeah I'm pretty much in.
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9:49AM on 09/17/2010
Millar is no Miller, he's not perfect but he's much more versatile and imaginative. He could be great behind the camera and this concept sounds radical. Psychedelic superheroes maybe? Awesome.
Millar is no Miller, he's not perfect but he's much more versatile and imaginative. He could be great behind the camera and this concept sounds radical. Psychedelic superheroes maybe? Awesome.
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3:39AM on 09/17/2010
Comic book guys directing movies? Did we not learn anything from The Spirit?
Comic book guys directing movies? Did we not learn anything from The Spirit?
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10:15AM on 09/17/2010
Frank Miller is an assclown. He's made some great shit, but he's vastly overrated and most all of his work comes off exactly the same. I could read you a line of dialogue he wrote for Batman then another he wrote for Dwight from Sin City and I bet you wouldn't even be able to tell the difference....
Frank Miller is an assclown. He's made some great shit, but he's vastly overrated and most all of his work comes off exactly the same. I could read you a line of dialogue he wrote for Batman then another he wrote for Dwight from Sin City and I bet you wouldn't even be able to tell the difference....
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