Like comic writers and artists, there’s very few directors who are consistently terrific. Fox announced last night they had their writers for the Superior movie (screenplay actually finished before Christmas and genuinely my favourite Millarworld adaptation so far).
But the director is key. I’m a great believer in that if someone has done two or three good movies you’re likely to get another one and the converse holds true too. Forget buzz, look at their track record. Likewise, this movie really needs to have a heart and the director really needs to be able to land a joke as the screenplay is very, very funny.
So who’s got that big Amblin vibe? Matthew is out as he’s doing the Kingsman sequel. All the usual suspects obviously busy so no point mention JJ, Jim Cameron and a whole bunch of others who couldn’t possibly get started later this year down to other commitments. Any thoughts?
Here’s the book for those unfamiliar and with an urge to buy!