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Mark Millar's next after Kick-Ass is a Scottish superhero flick

03.05.2010

After KICK-ASS hopefully proves its worth in a month or so, what’s next for its creator? Talking to STV, Mark Millar revealed what he wants his next project to be, and it appears he’s not straying too far from his present genre.

"I saw District 9, the South-African alien movie. I thought that that was quite interesting to see something that people don't associate with South Africa, which is alien invasions, to juxtapose two things and make something quite interesting and quite odd, and I thought wouldn't it be cool to do a superhero movie in Scotland.

Not a cheesy BBC Scotland comedy kind of thing, but to make it cool, as cool as X-Men 2 was or whatever. Not costumes and that kind of stuff, a 21st century Trainspotting kind of thing about people with superpowers and make it epic, make it big and grand in scope, try and do something that's unexpected."

I’m not exactly sure how you get from an alien movie in South Africa to a superhero movie in Scotland but sure. I mean, for the most part you barely see superhero movies set anywhere besides the U.S (I’d say PUSH is the most notable exception), but Scotland sounds nice, and it is Millar’s native homeland.

It appears Millar wants to make this a solo project, he wants to use all Scottish actors and start shooting this summer. I’m all for TRAINSPOTTING plus superheroes, and I’m curious to hear more about this untitled adventure.

Extra Tidbit: Get Kevin McKidd! And Gerard Butler! And James McAvoy! And Sean Connery! And uhh...that's all the Scots I've got for now.
Source: STV

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5:30AM on 03/08/2010
As long as the loch ness monster makes an appearance in it, I'm up for it!
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As long as the loch ness monster makes an appearance in it, I'm up for it!
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11:02PM on 03/05/2010
Sounds awesome. Millar comes up with some good shit. Loved his Superman Red Son graphic novel and Kick Ass looks awesome.
Sounds awesome. Millar comes up with some good shit. Loved his Superman Red Son graphic novel and Kick Ass looks awesome.
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10:33PM on 03/05/2010

Do no wrong.

Millar never ceases to impress me. This should be awesome!
Millar never ceases to impress me. This should be awesome!
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10:23PM on 03/05/2010

Um...

Don't forget Ray Park. Another Scotsman!
Don't forget Ray Park. Another Scotsman!
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6:43PM on 03/05/2010
japan has butt loads of superhero movies and shows, what fuck made you think it just u.s thing?
japan has butt loads of superhero movies and shows, what fuck made you think it just u.s thing?
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1:50AM on 03/06/2010
and none of the U.S. population ever sees those movies and shows, pretty sure he means mainstream movies
and none of the U.S. population ever sees those movies and shows, pretty sure he means mainstream movies
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3:33PM on 03/05/2010

Night is Day

Hopefully this will be a great Scottish superhero movie! Maybe the 5 teenage superheroes he plans to be in the film will meet Jason Mackenzie, Glasgow's superhero from "Night is Day", which already has 2 seasons and a feature film starts filming this summer in Glasgow :)
Hopefully this will be a great Scottish superhero movie! Maybe the 5 teenage superheroes he plans to be in the film will meet Jason Mackenzie, Glasgow's superhero from "Night is Day", which already has 2 seasons and a feature film starts filming this summer in Glasgow :)
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3:05PM on 03/05/2010
Everything he just described about this movie sounds fucking awesome.
Everything he just described about this movie sounds fucking awesome.
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12:59PM on 03/05/2010

"Shut it, Love Actually"

I'm in, as long as he casts Jamie from In The Loop in there somewhere. And come to mention it, Peter Capaldi too :D
I'm in, as long as he casts Jamie from In The Loop in there somewhere. And come to mention it, Peter Capaldi too :D
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12:37PM on 03/05/2010
Well, this Scottish actor will be stalking the shit out of this project and getting his ass along to an audition.
Well, this Scottish actor will be stalking the shit out of this project and getting his ass along to an audition.
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11:53AM on 03/05/2010
I don't know I'd be open to watching something like this if done right.
I don't know I'd be open to watching something like this if done right.
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11:47AM on 03/05/2010

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Are you McKidding?? Sean Connery, Gerard Butler, Ewan McGregor come instantly to mind as actors who, you know, are Scots.
Are you McKidding?? Sean Connery, Gerard Butler, Ewan McGregor come instantly to mind as actors who, you know, are Scots.
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12:14PM on 03/05/2010
Yeah I thought of more right after I posted that.
Yeah I thought of more right after I posted that.
12:23PM on 03/05/2010
Aye laddie!
Aye laddie!
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