Mark Millar directing Scottish Superhero film
Mark Millar is rapidly turning into something of a local hero for me. Not only has he written some great comic books, he's inspired and worked on Wanted (Filmstalker review) and now Kick-Ass, and he looks set to deliver sequels to both.
Now though, he's back talking about this project that he's going to direct, something that he revealed he was going to do back in November last year. Now though he's telling us a hell of a lot more, and it's exciting.
Has Scotland ever wanted its own superhero? Well we're going to get one, for Mark Miller is going to be writing and directing a brand new story, one that's never been seen before, and he's revealed it's about a superhero and it's set in Scotland, and no, it's not a comedy.
I can't tell you how excited this makes me, and not just that how genuinely proud I'm feeling for Mark Millar deciding to film his first independent in Scotland when big productions won't even come near the country, not even films about Scotland.
Speaking to IGN he said the following, actually let me see what Millar has to say:
Another interesting part of the interview is the pause he has when the interviewer doesn't articulate properly which project he's asking about. How many projects does he have on the go? He stumbles a little and says something like 'oh, the directing'. Wanted and Kick-Ass sequels for sure, anything else?
I am so trying not to wet myself. He's such a down to earth bloke and sounds like he genuinely loves what he does, as well as just honestly speaks about it, something I hugely respect in people.
He's saying that the film will be very unlike other superhero films...
“...as different from Superman or X-Men as District 9 is from Star Wars.”
A Scottish serious superhero. Mark Millar I salute you.