Incognito – Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips comic to be moviefied
Posted by LiveFor on April 30, 2010
20th Century Fox have got the rights to Incognito – Marvels 2009 comic series by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips. It is a very cool series with a great concept (kind of like Wanted in reverse) and I do love the main characters name, Zack Overkill. Here is the synopsis from Wiki.
The comic is set in a world in which larger-than-life pulp heroes and villains have existed since the early 1800s. The original super was an escaped convict named Kenneth Lee who went by the name the Black Death. His powers came from a radioactive object which landed in New England over 200 years ago. Other notable supers include the descendants of the soldiers who were chasing him including the Doc Savage-esque “Professor Zeppelin,” the Shadow-esque “Lazarus”. After WWII, the SOS agency created by Zeppelin has kept most stories about the supers out of the news.
The comic deals with former science villain Zack Overkill, who is in the Witness Protection Program after giving testimony against The Black Death. Zack is required to take a drug that eliminates his super abilities and given a job delivering mail in an office.
Trying to escape the boredom of a normal life, Zack experiments with illegal drugs. It quickly becomes obvious they interfere with the power-blocking drug and he once again has his super strength. He begins wearing a mask again and searches for action in the streets and back alleys acting as a vigilante rather than a supervillain to avoid being arrested for violating his parole agreement. His actions reveal to Black Death that he is alive. Several of Black Death’s soldiers attempt to kill Zack for his testimony
Should make for a great film. Who could they get to play Zack?