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Supervillain kills superhero script at DreamWorks

CaptainChaos.jpgDreamWorks animation are developing a project from a speculative script by Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simons which offers a unique and really interesting take on the Superhero genre. Master Mind sees the supervillain accidentally killing his arch rival in the opening scenes of the story and then struggle when he has no one to battle.

Uberman is the superhero that gets killed, leaving the supervillain Master Mind with a gaping hole in his life and unsure how to go on. To me that sounds superb, if they concentrate a bit more on the adult themes this could be a superb film.

The animated project is being produced by Ben Stiller's production company Red Hour Films.

Imagine for a moment if they did make this totally seriously, like Unbreakable. It could make for a really interesting character study. However, looks like it will be a fun family outing if it's over at DreamWorks, and still a very strong idea.

As another aside that's quite interesting, the news from The Hollywood Reporter through Superhero Hype tells us that the two writers are also developing a sequel for Small Soldiers.



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