Chronicle scribe Max Landis is no stranger to super heroes. Between the ‘teens with powers’ movie grossing over $120 million at the global box office and his wildly popular The Death and Return of Superman video he’s got the genre covered, but he isn’t done.
THR is reporting that Landis and “Homeland” writer/producer Howard Gordan have received a script order from Fox on a new TV series titled “Vigilant.” The series is described as “a ‘superhero’ origin story told through the unlikely point of view of a smart 20-year-old woman who happens to be a social outcast. After an honorable veteran detective is brutally coerced into working for the corrupt head of Internal Affairs, the detective’s daughter plans her revenge by creating a fictional vigilante persona to take on the criminal elements within the police department and the city.“
Sounds like your typical run of the mill hero story, no? Landis went to Twitter not long after the announcement and quickly put that to rest.
No spoilers, but calling #vigilant a “super hero show” is a lot like calling Taxi Driver a pre-cursor to Spider-Man 3.