Mark Millar to Make Directorial Debut with MIRACLE PARK

     September 16, 2010

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Famed comic writer Mark Millar (Kick-Ass) has officially taken his talents from the illustrated page to behind the camera.  All the way back in March, we reported that Millar was working on a film he was interested in directing himself.  Today, Millar confirms Miracle Park is that film.  Described as “X-Men meets Trainspotting,” Miracle Park is both set and shot completely in his native Scotland and will apparently set itself apart as a “completely new take on the superhero genre.”

For more on the project including when we can expect a trailer, hit the jump.

mark_millar_imageAccording to IGN, Miracle Park will wrap principal photography at the end of October with a teaser trailer expected to be released in January 2011.  As for a synopsis, the report says of the film:

Set in contemporary Scotland, this dark, unique superhero story focuses on a group of animal rights activists who break into a low-level research laboratory to find a mile-long underground base owned and facilitated by the US government.

The movie is shot entirely on a hand-held camera, establishing a tone more consistent with Paranormal Activity or The Last Exorcism than a traditional superhero release.

Miracle Park is chilling, violent and a totally new experience in cinema. Miracle Park starts where other superhero movies draw the line.

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While I must admit that I loathed the film adaptation of Wanted with a fervor matched only by my dissatisfaction with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, I can’t deny the amount of crossover success Millar has enjoyed.  Moreover, I’m interested in seeing if the guy has some directorial chops and I much prefer seeing him work with original material (i.e. Miracle Park) than an adaptation of some sort.  In short, I’ll withhold any judgment for now and eagerly await the trailer debut in January.

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