Paramount Pictures buys the rights to DC Comic, The Mighty
It’s an unfamiliar series for me, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t news worthy. DC has sold the rights to make a film version of The Mighty, to Paramount Pictures.
To be produced into a film by Disruption Entertainment, it will be produced by JC Spink (Hangover, I am Number 4, Butterfly Effect), the premise follows an a cop who uncovers the truth about a super-hero’s goals. While we all wish that the super-hero was nothing but altruistic, the reality is much more nefarious. Can one singular normal human, stand against the world mightiest hero, Alpha-One?
An interesting premise, but my lack of knowledge within the DC universe makes me wonder how and even if, DC would try and tie this film into the main-sequence of films that DC has been working on. If it stands alone, it would seem to be a play on superman, taken almost from the Lex Luthor stand point, well… the opposition. It’s interesting, but I don’t see it really working out as a dark film. Society today, much like in the 40’s, strives for the good hero. We love the good fight, against evil. I think it is the American ethic at play, that we don’t want to be the underdog, becoming the champion. We want to be the champion, with no competition.
But super-hero’s are super-hero’s for a reason. And finding one as an evil character (think Ozymandias in Watchmen) might not sit well.