Comic book creator Mark Millar (Wanted and the upcoming Kick-Ass) certainly can talk if given the chance and when he sat down with Scottish television channel STV he did just that, expounding at length about his work and the superhero movie he wants to direct himself with plans to shoot this summer using a local cast and crew.
In the interview, Millar talks about the influence of Neill Blomkamp’s District 9, Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting and even Bryan Singer’s X2:
“I saw District 9, the South-African alien movie, I thought that that was quite interesting to see something that people don’t associate with South Africa, which is alien invasions, to juxtapose two things and make something quite interesting and quite odd, and I thought wouldn’t it be cool to do a superhero movie in Scotland. Not a cheesy BBC Scotland comedy kind of thing, but to make it cool, as cool as X Men 2 was or whatever,” he continued. “Not costumes and that kind of stuff, a 21st century Trainspotting kind of thing about people with superpowers and make it epic, make it big and grand in scope, try and do something that’s unexpected.”
He concluded by telling them that they plan on filming that project in June or July: “We’re prepping it just now. We want to do it with an entirely new cast, people nobody have seen before, young people from Glasgow and Edinburgh and work with local teams. Everyone that works on the movie we want to try and keep Scottish and just create a superhero movie with its own unique flavour.”
You can watch their full video interview with Millar over at STV.