Saturday, September 20, 2008

'War Heroes' big screen bound?

I won't be confused for a fanboy anytime soon, but here's word of a comic-based project that really intrigues.

Members of the U.S. armed forces are already superheroes, so I appreciate the subtle symbolism likely at work here. Nice to see mass-murdering Middle Eastern terrorists as the bad guys for a change, too.

I'm not familiar with the novel, but Millar's military family background, the fact he's a gun collector, and the premise of the story itself all suggest a right-leaning property crafted around a killer, highly commercial concept.

Now, looks like Hollywood has come a calling. If this turns out as subversively conservative as 'Dark Knight,' expect serious box office.

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