Magazine article Screen International

Waypoint Picks Up Two Mark Millar Properties

Magazine article Screen International

Waypoint Picks Up Two Mark Millar Properties

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Waypoint Entertainment has acquired rights to American Jesus and Supercrooks from Mark Millar, the comic book writer behind original properties Wanted, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and Kick-Ass.

The Kaos will serve as producers alongside Addictive's Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder.

American Jesus was drawn by artist Peter Gross and centres on a 12-year-old boy who realises he is the second coming of Jesus Christ sent to save earth

Leinil Francis Yu illustrated Supercrooks, a comic heist story about eight super-villains who attempt to rob the world's most notorious crime boss.

Millar has worked on comic books including Captain America: Civil War, and The Ultimates.

"I only come to LA one week a year and do all my meetings in the pub during those seven days every September," said Millar.

"On my most recent trip I met these guys and was wowed by their plans and the scale they're working on. …

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