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Superhero Series 'The Mighty' Getting Developed As A Movie?

The maxi-series might be about to get even bigger.

So how would YOU take this guy down?
So how would YOU take this guy down?

Peter Tomasi’s one of my favorite writers working for DC, right now. His run on GREEN LANTERN CORPS was, without a doubt, the best extended arc I’ve read in a regular, monthly arc in years. So I’m pretty pleased to see this report from Deadline that THE MIGHTY, a creator-owned book he did with Keith Champagne and Peter Snejbjerg, is getting developed by Disruption Ent. for the ol’ feature-length movie treatment at Paramount Pictures.

THE MIGHTY is a maxi-series that ran from ’09 to ’10 and its plot upped the stakes significantly in the usual relationship between a superhero and his human allies. It’s about a regular cop in Section Omega, a special police unit that aides the operations of their world’s only superhero, Alpha One. However, when that hero starts becoming corrupt with his own power, the cop’s faced with the impossible challenge of trying to take down a godlike immortal when he, himself, has no superpowers.

These are the details we have to go on at the moment for the movie version, but I strongly encourage all you maniacs to seek out the back-issues of this brilliant inversion of superheroic archetypes. The comic was moody, taut and visceral in a real “What would you do in this situation?” fashion.