Mark Millar and Rafael Albuquerque's Image Comics series "Huck," which follows a small town superhero whose secret identity is outed to the media, is headed to the big screen thanks to Jeff Robinov's Studio 8, according to Tracking Board.
"Huck" isn't due to hit shelves until November 18, which makes it one of several comic series -- like Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's "Descender" -- to get a film deal shortly before release. Several of Millar's previous works, such as "Kingsman" and "Kick-Ass," have proved themselves to be profitable film franchises, so this announcement simply adds another movie to Millar's growing list of adapted works. With a more upbeat tone, "Huck" seems to deviate from Millar's past projects, which generally feature darker and gritter superhero-types.
According to the first issue's solicitation, "Huck uses his special gifts to do a good deed each day. His neighbors return the favors by keeping his abilities a secret. But when a newcomer alerts the media, a firestorm erupts, sending Huck on an adventure that will change everything."
Robinov's new banner, Studio 8, recently completed Ang Lee's new drama "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," which stars Steve Martin, Kristen Stewart, and Vin Diesel. It is currently producing a remake "Nosferatu" as well as ice age-set adventure "The Solutrean."