Graphic novelist Mark Millar has confirmed on the report of him pitching the rights to his new comic title to various studios.
Giving a nod to the possibility of "War Heroes" getting a big screen adaptation, Mark Millar announced in his official site, MillarWorld.tv, that his latest comic book series has been making its way around Hollywood. He wrote, "I was in London working (and hanging out with some MW buds) over the last couple of days, but War Heroes officially went out to the studios yesterday after a few weeks of informal chats."
Sharing further, the artist behind "Wanted (2008)" original comic book suggested that with the rights are now being pitched out, the movie project is most likely to move on. "Pretty much all the big guys in town are going in for this and things should really start moving in the next couple of days," he noted. "After weeks of informal chats (we wanted to wait until issue two was actually in print and they had either script or full plot for the remaining issues) we're really going to MOVE now."
In its previous report, Slash Film revealed that Miller has described his "War" series to be "Full Metal Jacket meets The X-Men". The story is set a couple of years in the future when John McCain has just won the election and the war in the Middle East has grown even more. The fact pushes them to resort to superpower pills that turn ordinary soldiers into superhumans.
On other adaptation project, Millar's other comic book, "Kick-Ass", has also being developed for the big screen. The movie about an ordinary teenage boy who decides to be a real life hero is directed,co-scripted and co-produced by Matthew Vaughn and stars Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Lyndsy Fonseca, Chloe Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. It is expected to be released in 2009.