He just saved a bunch of money on car insurance by switching to flaming inferno.
Fox has bought the film rights to Incognito, the five-issue miniseries written by Ed Brubaker and illustrated by Sean Phillips. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan will adapt the comic, which follows a super-villian who is living in a witness protection program of sorts, keeping his super-strength in check with drugs so he can work a tedious mail-delivery job without killing anyone. We can totally relate.
“He’s not your typical villain and I was trying to blend the trappings of pulp, comic and noir genres,” Brubaker told me. “Zack was raised to be his world’s equivalent of a supervillain. We’ve all seen the story of a good person who goes undercover and gets corrupted. This is a bad person forced to live among regular people, and how he’s affected by that. He once ran around with a mask, but now he’s got the fake name and the fake job. My goal was to have you rooting for him as he grows a conscience.” [Deadline]
I was psyched about this until I heard Fox bought it. Now I’m wondering if they’re going to turn it into a PG-13 borefest where the super-villian was framed and was never a bad guy in the first place. Oh, and instead of managing his homicidal rage and super-strength with drugs, he uses breathing techniques and eats KFC Double Downs. Starring Mark Wahlberg as the guy who always makes this face.