'Timecrimes' Director Adapting Mark Millar's Comic Book 'Supercrooks'

May 19, 2011
Source: Bleeding Cool


The adaptation of his comic book Kick-Ass was definitely a highlight of 2010, and now it looks like another adaptation or one of Mark Millar's comic books will be heading to the big screen. Bleeding Cool reports Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo will be at the helm of an adaptation of the forthcoming comic book Supercrooks from Marvel Icon. The story apparently follows a bunch of retired supervillains from England who are hiding out on the Spanish coast, free from extradition, being called out to do one last job. Essentially, it's being described as Ocean's Eleven meets X-Men, and that just sounds like a fantastic blend.

Comic Book Resources had word on the comic book a little while back and Millar told them:

"The idea behind it is that a bunch of supervillains get together and say, 'You know what, we keep getting beat by the superheroes. We always end up in prison. This is terrible no matter what we try to do. Let's go to a country where they don't have any superheroes, and then we can kick ass' So they leave America and head over to Europe where there are no superheroes, and it's like Ocean's Eleven meets the X-Men where seven supervillains head to Europe to pull the biggest job of their career where there are no supervillains to stop them. So it's a fun heist story."

I've always wondered why villains never tried their evil plans outside of Gotham City or Metropolis in order to stop being thwarted by heroes. I guess we'll see what happens when the villains wise up. On top of that, I'm really looking forward to seeing what a director like Vigalondo, who showed great promise with his first film Timecrimes, can do with material like this. Sound good?

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  • Lamar
    Cool. I'm a little more excited for "The Boys" though.
  • Anonymous
    The picture reminds me a lot of Reservoir Dogs.  I loved Kick-Ass so I'll keep and eye out for this one, too.
  • Lebowski
    Mark Millar's writing is less and less convincing as he keeps it up. I mean the ending to Superman: Red Son was a slap in the fucking face, and Kick-Ass does not hold up to repeat reading at all. Dude has some good ideas, but his execution is garbage.




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