The Hollywood Reporter broke the news yesterday that Mark Millar and Leinil Yu's Superior is getting the big screen treatment courtesy of Fox and Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn. This news was shocking, mostly because everyone figured the movie had already been picked up for a movie adaptation. After it all, it is a Mark Millar comic, isn't it? That's pretty much why he writes these things.
For more on that, we visited Millar in a quiet Scottish bog where the legendary creator was trying to hide out from Hollywood investors.
The Outhouse: Hey, Mark Millar!
Mark Millar: Shush! Cannae ye see that a'm trying tae lay wee, ye gowk!?
OH: Oh, sorry about that. We were just hoping to learn how you scored this sweet movie deal for Superior.
MM: Urr ye glaikit? Urr ye an eejit? Ah cannae write anythin' wi'oot studios 'n' producers trying tae option it fur a picture. Tis pumpin' doolally.
OH: Oh come on. You're exaggerating.
MM (taking off the sunglasses and fake mustache he was using to disguise himself): Am ah?
Almost immediately, three studio executives leapt out from behind some tall grass and started tossing handfuls of hundred dollar bills at Millar.
MM: Git back, ye scoundrels! Ah haven't git anythin' tae sell ye! Ye'v adapted a' mah comics!
Millar beat at the executives with a log until they scurried off into a field.
MM: Ye see whit a'm saying? Ye ken noo? They're relentless.
OH: Man, that must be rough. All you want to do is write rape comics and people keep trying to give you millions of dollars to make movies out of them.
MM: A'm glad ye see it mah wey. Truly.
OH: Tell you what. We feel really bad about blowing your cover. We're about to head into town to grab some lunch. You want us to pick up anything for you?
MM: Ah cuid gang fur a bawherr something. A'm starving!
OH (handing Millar a pen and paper): Here, just write down what you want us to get you.
MM (scribbling): Weel, ah will hae some haggis, o' coorse, 'n' mibbie some neeps 'n' tatties, blood puddin, a bawherr o' stovies if they've git ony...
OH (snatching the paper and running off): So long, sucker!
MM: Awright! ya bas! Come back 'ere wi' mah dinner order...
...But we were long gone. We caught up with the Hollywood executives Millar had shoed away earlier and sold them Millar's lunch order for fifty million dollars. Look for the movie out in the spring of 2016, produced by Guillermo Del Toro, who is reportedly a big fan of neeps and tatties. We'll keep you updated on the status of Superior too.