Paramount To Gamble On A Superhero Movie

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Sometimes running a successful movie studio depends on taking risks. Sure, the vast majority of movies that come out of major studios are designed to capitalize on the latest trends and appeal to as wide an audience as possible, but sometimes doing something dangerous can pay huge dividends at the box office. And someone at Paramount must know this, because they’re developing a movie in an untested genre: The superhero story.

All kidding aside, The Mighty really does look like a unique twist on the supehero movie, since it features a super-hero as the BAD guy, and a normal cop trying to shut him down. Here’s a plot synopsis:

“Welcome to the world of The Mighty! Alpha One – America’s first and only Super Hero – is supported by Section Omega, an entire police force devoted to assisting him in his quest for justice. Lt. Gabriel Cole has worked his way up the ranks of Section Omega and his connection to Alpha One reaches back to his own tragic childhood and an accident nobody could have survived. But when murder strikes at the top of the organization, the case falls into his lap, and he’ll begin to learn what being a hero is really all about!”

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Sounds cool, right? The project, based on a comic by Keith Champagne and Peter Tomasi, is in the very early stages – there’s not even a script written yet. But I for one hope it gets off the ground. (Deadline)

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