Mark Millar is a man who knows what he wants — and when it comes to casting the adaptation of his and Leinil Yu's comic book series "Supercrooks," Millar wants a hangover.
The "Kick-Ass" creator posted a message on his blog today stumping for Bradley Cooper to play the lead role in a movie based on "Supercrooks," which tells the tale of a group of super-villains pulling off one last great heist.
"I am literally calling up his guys tomorrow and want to secure him as Johnny Bolt." writes Millar. "It's about TIME he did a super-movie and having him as a likeable super-villain in a super-heist flick sounds about perfect."
Securing Cooper as Johnny Bolt is clearly a pie in the sky wish, but it might not be as far-fetched as it seems. Millar has a close relationship with director Joe Carnahan, currently attached to helm an adaptation of "Nemesis." Carnahan, of course, worked with Cooper on "The A-Team." Could that be the link that brings Cooper into the Millarverse?
We don't expect we'll hear anything official just yet — Millar notes that "Supercrooks" is not one of the Millarworld movies getting announced in the next couple of weeks — but a tweet from the writer to Yu suggests that progress has been made: "Did you get that pretty wonderful piece of news I just mailed you? Exciting."
The first full issue of "Supercrooks" is available in its entirety on Comic Book Resources.
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