Mark Millar directing a film

Mark Millar is a popular and well-known man. He created Kick-Ass, Wanted and American Jesus, all of which are quite the hit with the comic geeks. In fact, Wanted and Kick-Ass were so popular that they've since become major motion pictures with sequels on the way. And Kick-Ass hasn't even hit theaters yet! No rest for the wicked though, as Millar is about to create a new project: his own movie. And he's directing it. On his forum (appropriately named Millar World), the Head Queen of the Board himself Millar posted the following (italics added by Omnicomic): Bet you didn't see THAT coming, laddies and lassies! But this is one of several big surprises planned for next year and you'll hear a bit more about this in February when we start to release details. What is it? Who is it about? Well, that's all a secret for now, but I learned a lot from Kick-Ass and love having the same creative freedom I have with comics when I work in cinema. I never want to be a studio bitch and go in there pitching for them to love me. The closest I came to this was a couple of calls regarding Superman, but pretty much none of my plans ever revealed as I didn't like the idea of anyone nicking them. Similarly, I don't like the idea of asking for funding and justifying scenes with the money-men so I'm doing what Matthew Vaughn did with Kick-Ass and just making it outside the system with private investors. The financing is all secured and the movie stands or falls on how good I can make it, doing what Matthew did and just selling it once completed. As you can imagine, I couldn't be more excited. More as it happens, but this might just beat out War Heroes and American Jesus as my follow-ups to the Wanted and Kick-Ass movies. Have two other pictures about to go into development (and Wanted and Kick-Ass 2, of course), but I think you need to scare the Hell out of yourself every once in a while and something totally new like directing should do the trick. The big question: Are you allowed to direct without wearing a baseball cap? Is it the modern version of the 70s BEARD? MM What in the world could Millar possibly be directing? According to the post financing is secured and you would think that Millar would be inclined to adapt one of his own works. But which one? You can pretty much rule out anything Marvel (for obvious reasons, unless Marvel is confident in turning the reigns over to him). And it wouldn't be Superman without some fanfare from DC (and that the rights are this close to lapsing, unless he bought the rights). Who's to say it's even going to be a superhero movie? Millar could have some mind-blowing indie flick on tap that will completely redefine a certain genre and have us lauding his directorial debut. In any case best of luck to Mr. Millar. Here's to the possibility of something awesome.