Mark Millar Offers An Update On The Status Of AMERICAN JESUS Movie Adaptation

Mark Millar Offers An Update On The Status Of AMERICAN JESUS Movie Adaptation

The prolific comic book writer and creator reveals that work is moving ahead on the big screen adaptation of American Jesus with the budget set and an official announcement on the way. Read on for more details.

"We are also doing a few side projects this year too," Millar told Comic Book Resources in a lengthy interview about his 2012 plans. One of those side projects will be the comic book sequel to American Jesus as well as the recently announced movie adaptation of the first volume.. "The 'American Jesus' movie has been getting crazy momentum in the last six weeks. We announced last year that we were forming Millarworld Productions and would make 'American Jesus' as our first big theatrical feature, and I've been gradually getting the money together for that outside the US system. All my other books were getting bought and made, but this one, which I had huge affection for, was just never going to happen. Everyone was just too nervous about doing a Jesus movie, and I was like 'Are you kidding me?!?' Mel Gibson made a Jesus movie, and it made $650 million dollars. What's your concern? It made 'Spider-Man' money! But they still weren't sure. It was one of those things I'd almost given up on, and then I realized I could make it myself."

He added: "We were planning on making it relatively modest, but then once word got out, investors came forward. It's actually been quite a massive investment in the film. We've ended up with a budget about four or five times what we've expected, so it's now going to be pretty comparable with 'Kick-Ass,' in budgetary terms. Over the next couple of weeks, there'll be an official announcement on that one in the movie magazines where we can talk about who our partners are. But it's very exciting and very unexpected. The 'American Jesus' comic-book sequel, which I've been scribbling for about five years, will be happening at the same time and we'll bind them both together in one book when that movie appears, either in 2013 or early 2014." To read the rest of the interview where Millar even lets slip a few details about what he has planned for 2013 (including Nemesis #3!) be sure to click on the link below to head on over to the site.



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