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Director Nacho Vigalondo drops a teaser for Mark Millar’s latest, SUPERCROOKS

Rachel Fox

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March 20th, 2012

The wheels are already well in motion for Scottish comic book scribe Mark Millar's (KICK-ASS, WANTED) SUPERCROOKS to hit the big screen - even though the comic book upon which it is based ("Supercrooks #1") is only set to be released tomorrow. SUPERCROOKS seems to be following the same path forged by KICK-ASS, which was also created with the dual intention of being both a comic and a movie. Clearly, anticipation is high for the project - Oscar-nominated Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo (TIME CRIME, EXTRATERRESTRIAL) was said to be attached almost a year ago.

In an email interview with the Los Angeles Times , Millar described the project thusly:

"A gang of super-villains decide to go and pull the biggest heist of their career in Spain because, let’s face it, there’s no Captain Spain. Stylistically, it’s like a Guy Ritchie movie or THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT, a gang of very likeable, blue collar thieves who just hit on a good idea and try to make some dough after years of getting busted by the superheroes. It’s basically the X-Men meets OCEAN'S 11... American super-villains trying to pull a job in Spain just kind of writes itself."

Earlier today The Hollywood Reporter posted this little morsel, (starring and directed by Vigalondo). Check it out after the jump.

"Supercrooks #1" is written by Millar and co-created by artist Leinil Yu. Speaking with the Los Angeles Times, Millar said, "Here is something I’ve wondered ever since I was a kid: Why do super-villains always commit crimes in Metropolis, Gotham and New York City when Batman, Superman and Spider-Man are there?"

Hmmm. Now that is a very good question...

Source /Film via The Los Angeles Times

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