Anchorman director Adam McKay is rumoured to be bringing Mark Waid and Peter Krause’s comic Irredeemable to the big screen.
The critically-acclaimed series ran for three years over the course of 37 issues and told the story of The Plutonian, a superhero-turned-villain, the attempts by his former team-mates of The Paradigm in their attempts to stop him, and the inevitable fallout such a battle would have on the rest of the world. Word is that 20th Century Fox have bought the rights to the series and are offering it to McKay to direct.
While probably best known for Anchorman, McKay is no stranger to the superhero genre, having worked on final Ant-Man screenplay with Paul Rudd. McKay would be directing a script by Tommy Wirkola, writer of Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. No word yet on when production will start, but it’s likely to be some time after the completion of principal photography on Old Man Logan, or whatever the next X-men movie will be called, and Deadpool 2.
Personally I’m holding out hopes for this one. Please, Fox, don’t just do a Fant4stic on us…