Variety reports that Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to comics writer Mark MIllar’s Wanted series for Marc Platt to produce.
“Wanted” is a title that Millar wrote and independently published through his own Millarworld imprint and Top Cow distributor.
Millar will exec produce along with Kickstart’s Jason Netter and Top Cow’s Marc Silvestri. Platt is seeking a writer to bring on to the project.
“Wanted” is a dark tale with a dearth of good guys. A nebbishy white-collar worker who hates job, girlfriend and life discovers he’s the son of the most evil supervillain on Earth. When Dad is assassinated, the angry young man inherits his father’s superpowers and starts life among the other super-villains who secretly control the planet.
Also, while London’s Daily Star claimed Eminem was in talks to play the lead role, the trade says that both the rapper’s representatives and Universal says that’s not true. He is not in talks for the role either.