Mark Millar (upcoming Kick-Ass, Wanted) says on his official website that studios have begun bidding on his new title, “War Heroes.” The six-part series, written by Millar with art by Tony Harris, takes place in an America not too far off from our own, when terrorism has scorched the Earth. Our once great nation has shattered into a bastardized, third world version of its previous self. When traditional tactics prove obsolete in this new country, America’s military force turns to the last weapon with any hope of – superhumanity. We quote:
I was in London working (and hanging out with some MW buds) over the last couple of days, but War Heroes officially went out to the studios yesterday after a few weeks of informal chats. I woke up to find a cluster of emails from Martin Spencer, my agent at CAA, and my attorney Harris Miller.
The good news? Pretty much all the big guys in town are going in for this and things should really start moving in the next couple of days. Tony and I had a dream director in mind for the project and, weirdly, he was the first email, suggesting he directs if his production company gets their hands on the material. But three genuine heroes are already in the mix for this so I have a feeling we’re going to end up in good hands.
After weeks of informal chats (we wanted to wait until issue two was actually in print and they had either script or full plot for the remaining issues) we’re really going to MOVE now. It’s going to be an exciting few days, I think. As ever, I’ll keep you posted. But this is my last NEW Hollywood thing until the Spring. I’ve pretty much finished all my current commitments and want to get deep into Ultimate Avengers before I start up anything else.
When the title launched in June of this year, Millar said that “‘War Heroes’ is everything I’ve been leading up to with ‘Civil War,’ ‘Ultimates,’ ‘The Authority,’ ‘Kick-Ass’ and ‘Wanted’. In a way, it’s the culmination of superhero concepts I’ve thus far only dreamed about, brought to fruition due to Tony’s artwork, beautiful line work and the unique creative freedom Image Comics provides. Consider this our ‘Ultimates 3.'”