Empress: Mark Millar’s latest comic book series is getting a film adaptation
Mark Millar is teaming up with Alice in Wonderland‘s producer Joe Roth to bring the Empress comic series to the big screen.
“Nobody creates universes that translate into big movie ideas better than Millar,” said Kirschenbaum. “With Empress, he’s raised the bar yet again. Part Star Wars, part Guardians of the Galaxy and part something wholly fresh that only the amazing brain of Millar could spawn.”
Millar noted that “In terms of pure concept, this is the most ambitious story I’ve ever come up with, so it needed the most experienced producers I’ve ever been in business with. Joe Roth is a genuine Hollywood legend and Jeff Kirschenbaum was part of the team that broke every record in the book at Universal last year. Even being on the same poster as these two guys is exciting to me.”
The Empress series, co-authored by Mark Millar and Stuart Immonen (the series artist) revolves around the wife of a brutish galactic dictator who decides enough is enough and secretly leaves her husband. With the help of her bodyguard and with their children in tow she escapes to her home world. However her dictator husband will not let this go easy and with armies at the ready he sets out to pursue her.
If you haven’t read any of the Empress comics yet, bearing in mind issue #2 was only released today, check out the panel below to get a feel of how epic this series is.
This is one film adapatation we will definitely be following, if it manages to be true to the comics as Deadpool did, then we’re going to be in for one hell of a ride.
Image Credits: Marvel