Matthew Vaughn bought the rights to Mark Millar's Superior
I end up reading a lot of comics that happen to be written by Mark Millar. The last thing I read of his was "Nemesis". It was pretty bad ass up until the end. I was a little underwhelmed to be honest. Still a good series though.
There was talk last that "Nemesis" would be made into a film but it quickly died out. Now there's word that one of Millar's other projects, "Superior" will be the next to get the big screen treatment.
Before a press release was sent out, ComicBookMovie.com got this from Millar, "Basically, my kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn has bought the movie rights to Superior from me and Leinil Yu and Leinil and I am also teaming up with the MS Society, who want to use the character as it's the first superhero with multiple sclerosis. 2 big stories in one. Vaughn and I have hinted at this for about 18 months, but this is the first we've ever confirmed he's bought the rights."
Then shortly thereafter, a press release was put out regarding Superior and had this little blurb buried within:
"The movie rights to this book were snapped up by Kick-Ass and X-Men director Matthew Vaughn with a view to turning this into a Hollywood blockbuster."
Superior tells the story of, "a young boy living with multiple sclerosis who's granted a magic wish. He asks to be transformed into his favourite big screen action hero and uses his new super-powers to right the real world's wrongs. Whereas most superheroes fight criminals and stop bank robberies, this little boy uses his abilities to end the war in the Middle-East, feed the starving, rescue people from natural disasters and anything else the public wants. But have these incredible powers and worldwide adulation come at a price?"
To read the entire press release, head here.