The Hollywood Reporter confirmed Friday evening that “War Heroes,” the in-progress Image Comics miniseries by Mark Millar and Tony Harris, has been optioned for a film adaptation for Columbia Pictures with producer Michael DeLuca (“21,” “Boogie Nights,” “Seven”). Harris and Millar will executive produce.
“War Heroes” is set in a dystopian future where the American Empire has bankrupted itself on ceaseless military conflicts, and World War III will be fought with super-powered G.I.s. In the story, a group of these super soldiers employ the drugs that give them powers to pursue criminal ends.
No writer or director is currently attached to the project.
Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr.’s “Kick-Ass” is currently in production with director Matthew Vaughn and stars Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Millar is also working on a sequel to “Wanted,” the hit film based on his and J.G. Jones’ Top Cow graphic novel.