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Transformers producer will bring Mark Millar's Jupiter's Legacy to theaters

04.08.2015
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Hollywood and audiences alike have benefited from the works of Mark Millar's graphic novels, with WANTED, KICK-ASS and KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE becoming successful feature films. It looks like we're not slowing down on the Millar adaptations just yet as one of his more recent works, Jupiter's Legacy, is looking to get the feature-film treatment. Co-created with Frank Quitely, Legacy explores the generational conflict of a group of aging superheroes and their children, who find themselves lacking when living in the shadows of their parents' legacy. Millar will be teaming up with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, G.I. JOE: RETALIATION), although no cast or other crew has been chosen yet.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura had this to say about Jupiter's Legacy:

What appealed to me was the emotional weight of the family dynamic in Shakespearean fashion. It is also unique in a world where there are many similar super hero movies and IP.

While I haven't had the pleasure of reading Jupiter's Legacy's first five issues, I have enjoyed the film adaptation of Millar's work so far. Whether it be WANTED, KICK-ASS (we'll ignore the sequel) or KINGSMAN, the films have brought something vulgar and graphic to a world over-populated by PG-13. Not to say that there aren't great comic book films done in that format, but it's a breath of fresh air to get some blood and f-bombs every once in a while (cue DEADPOOL). Here's hoping they find a great film-making team to bring this to life.

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6:37PM on 04/08/2015
Sounds a lot like the basis for Sky High, except less school and probably rated R.
Am I the only one who thought Kingsman was too similar to Wanted in several story points? I'd probably say Kick-ass is my favorite (not so much the sequel).
Sounds a lot like the basis for Sky High, except less school and probably rated R.
Am I the only one who thought Kingsman was too similar to Wanted in several story points? I'd probably say Kick-ass is my favorite (not so much the sequel).
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4:33PM on 04/08/2015
I've only liked Kingsman so far, and only a little bit. The comic was terrible so the changes for the screen actually helped the story. Millar hasn't written something I've liked in almost ten years, so hopefully they do better with this property. The Wanted comic as a shot-for-shot adaptation is what I really want. That movie, along with the Kick-Ass films, couldn't have been much worse, in my opinion.
I've only liked Kingsman so far, and only a little bit. The comic was terrible so the changes for the screen actually helped the story. Millar hasn't written something I've liked in almost ten years, so hopefully they do better with this property. The Wanted comic as a shot-for-shot adaptation is what I really want. That movie, along with the Kick-Ass films, couldn't have been much worse, in my opinion.
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4:28PM on 04/08/2015

Kick-Ass 2 > Wanted

Seriously, Wanted was one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
Seriously, Wanted was one of the worst movies I've ever seen.
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2:23PM on 04/08/2015
I wonder what they'll undoubtedly change the title to to avoid any possible confusion with Jupiter Ascending.
I wonder what they'll undoubtedly change the title to to avoid any possible confusion with Jupiter Ascending.
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2:23PM on 04/08/2015

Is there any Miller book their not turning into a film?

The one I'm waiting on is Nemesis. Even though It was a horrible comic there's some great potential there. Here's hoping Joe Carnahan can get to it soon.
The one I'm waiting on is Nemesis. Even though It was a horrible comic there's some great potential there. Here's hoping Joe Carnahan can get to it soon.
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