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Thursday, 26 March 2009

Hallelujah - Millar's American Jesus may rise to the big screen

Director Matthew Vaughn ("Stardust," "Layer Cake") is eyeing American Jesus, another adaptation of a comic by Wanted author Mark Millar, as his next film says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story centers on the return of Christ in the modern world, leading to a final confrontation with the Antichrist in a bid to save humanity.

The comic began life as a three-issue Dark Horse mini-series in 2006 entitled Chosen. That plan was expanded into a trilogy of mini-series with the second, The Resurrection, being released this Autumn.

Vaughn is presently in post-production on the adaption of Millar's "Kick Ass". Like that film, it's likely this one will be financed independently.

The pair are also developing a still unannounced action film project.

Now I've read Chosen and unless I'm getting mixed up with another comic that deals with a kid who finds out he is actually the second coming of Christ and then has to convince the World, then I am not sure how the series can carry on as expected. Anyone else read it and know what I'm talking about?

Needless to say that, like Kick-Ass, this will have people up in arms once it hits the mainstream.

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