The work of Mark Millar continues to be popular in Hollywood. Films have already been made from his work, like Kick-Ass, Wanted and Kingsman: The Secret Service. And while Nemesis continues in a development cycle at Warner Bros., word comes that his books American Jesus and Supercrooks will also make their way to the screen.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Waypoint Entertainment has secured the rights to both books. Drawn by Peter Gross, American Jesus tells the tale of an American teenager learning he is the Second Coming. Supercrooks, with art by Leinil Francis Yu, is a heist story featuring a group of retired supercriminals getting back in the game for one last score.
Waypoint’s Ken Kao and Dan Kao will produce both projects with Addictive Pictures‘ Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder. It is currently unclear when either film will be ready for release.
Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox recently nabbed writers Brandon and Phillip Murphy to write a film based on Millar and Yu’s Superior while the Kingsman sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Ciricle is scheduled for release on June 16th, 2017.