Mark Millar is already working to bring Empress to the big screen

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The times certainly are a-changin'. It used to be that a property had to able to show years and years of success and a fan base that validates its popularity before Hollywood would try to adapt it into a feature film. That no longer appears to be the case. Now, Hollywood is apparently so desperate for intellectual properties that all it takes is one sold-out comic issue and you could be on your way to getting the big screen treatment.

That's the way it's working for Mark Millar's latest work EMPRESS, which just launched to a sell-out of Issue #1 when it dropped in April. Millar is taking that comic and partnering up with producers Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum to adapt it, nabbing XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE writer F. Scott Frazier to get to work on the script. 

Co-created and drawn by Stuart Immonen, EMPRESS tells the story of the wife of a galactic ruler who takes her three kids and hightails it away from her evil husband. However, if she thought it was going to be that easy to escape, she was incorrect, with him coming after her with all his armies to bring her back home. 

Issue #2 hits shelves tomorrow, but the process to make the first movie has already begun.




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