A Film Based on Mark Millar’s ‘Empress’ Comic is in Development

So maybe it’s just me, but I don’t really understand Hollywood’s love affair with comic creator Mark Millar. I mean, Kick Ass was okay I guess — but some of the other stuff has just been not good. It seems to be continuing strongly though — as the latest news is that Millar’s comic Empress is now being shepherded to screen.

Empress (which was co-created by artist Stuart Immonen) is a fairly new comic, as its first issue debuted in April (issue #2 should be on shelves today in fact). The comic is about the wife of a “Ming the Merciless”-esque galactic dictator who decides to take her kids and run away. As you might expect, her husband isn’t too pleased with that.

Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum will produce alongside Millar, with F. Scott Frazier expected to write the script. No word yet on who would direct the film.


Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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