Earlier this year Mark Millar revealed that he was working on a little independent Scottish superhero film called Miracle Park that he is currently directing. This is the comic book writers directorial debut. The extreamly low-budget film will feature a cast of unknown actors under 20 years of age. There wasn't a lot of information of the film at the time of the announcement, but in a recent interview with IGN Millar gave a little run down of the plot of the movie and what we can expect.
This movie sounds like it's actually going to be pretty badass. If it ends up being like anything Millar describes it as, this is something we should be looking forward to seeing.
Set in contemporary Scotland, this dark, unique superhero story focuses on a group of animal rights activists who break into a low-level research laboratory to find a mile-long underground base owned and facilitated by the US government.
Described as The X-Men meets Trainspotting, Miracle Park breaks all the taboos of superhero cinema and offers a completely new take on the genre.
The movie is shot entirely on a hand-held camera, establishing a tone more consistent with Paranormal Activity or The Last Exorcism than a traditional superhero release.
Miracle Park is chilling, violent and a totally new experience in cinema. Miracle Park starts where other superhero movies draw the line.
Principal photography finishes at the end of October and Millar expects to be in post-production until January when the teaser trailer will be released.
This sounds very promising! What do you all think about Millar's film project?
If you want to see a few more behind the scenes photos of the production head on over to IGN and check them out.