Fox Looks to Adapt Mark Millar's Kid Friendly 'Kindergarten Heroes'
by Ethan Anderton
October 1, 2013
The hyper-violent comic books Wanted and Kick-Ass came from Mark Millar and went to the big screen with plenty of blood and action for adults, but now 20th Century Fox is looking to bring some of Millar's creations to a younger audience. Deadline has word that Fox has picked up Millar's forthcoming family friendly comic Kindergarten Heroes for a feature film adaptation which Simon Kinberg (writer of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes) will produce and Carter Blanchard (Spy Hunter) will write.
In what sounds like a spin-off of The Incredibles, Millar told Comic Book Resources:
"All I'll say is that it does what it says on the box, which is that this is the kindergarten where all the superheroes leave their toddlers when they go on their adventures. We never see the parents, so we can assume that these kids are the super-powered off-spring of all your favorite heroes. It's very cute and their little adventures, in terms of tone, would be similar to Pixar. I'm trying to make it genuinely funny, genuinely exciting and genuinely dramatic when it needs to be. Pixar is pretty beat-perfect in terms of doing something that doesn't alienate the adults or the kids and that's what I'm trying to do here. I'd like my readers to buy this for their kids or little brothers and sisters, but at the same time really enjoy it themselves."
This sounds like it has some potential, but we're wondering if this will be live-action or animated. After all, getting young kid actors to do an action ensemble like this wouldn't be all that easy, and it's a little bit risky from a box office standpoint as well. The project is obviously still in the early stages, but Fox is clearly loving Millar right now. They're already working on an adaptation of his comic Secret Service with Colin Firth, and he's supposed to be a consultant on all of Fox's projects related to Marvel comic books. Stay tuned.