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    Brubaker and Phillips’ "Incognito" Heads to the Silver Screen

    By | April 29th, 2010
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    Hollywood continues to look out for the next big thing, and just when people were prognosticating the end of comic movies rein with The Losers and Kick-Ass faltering, we have another announcement of a comic movie. It seems Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ non-Criminal sandbox Incognito is going to be turned into a movie by 20th Century Fox by Robert Schenkkan (Pulitzer Prize winning playwright of The Kentucky Cycle), and in many ways it feels like a really ideal title to make the transition (as well as the first Icon book to make its way towards movie-dom).

    For those that don’t know, it follows a super-criminal named Zack Overkill who rats out his boss when his twin brother is killed and in turn has to go into the witness protection program. It’s a really entertaining book if only for the fact that you have this man used to super-crime, killing, women falling all over him, and more, and now you have him drugged to negate his powers and emasculated by his meaningless job as a mail delivery boy in an office. It’s filled with dark humor, big action set pieces, and a lot of inventiveness by the deadly duo of Bru and Phillips, and in my mind it could make a killer film.

    We’re a long ways out from that though, but as of now it’s potentially on its way to being the next big comic movie. Maybe.

    David Harper

    David Harper mainly focuses on original content, interviews, co-hosting our 4 Color News and Brews video podcast, and being half of the Mignolaversity and Valiant (Re)visions team. He runs Multiversity's Twitter and Facebook pages, and personally tweets (rarely) @slicedfriedgold. By day, he works in an ad agency in Anchorage, Alaska, and he loves his wife, traveling and biscuits & gravy (ordered most to least, which is still a lot).