When we first heard about Supercrooks – a new Mark Millar comic about eight super villains who travel to Europe (where there are no superheroes) to pull off a gigantic robbery – we were intrigued. We weren't alone, because before the comic series had even debuted director Nacho Vigalando was attached as a director for the film version.
With Supercrooks’ first issue hitting comic shops this week, Vigilando has released a short teaser trailer for what fans can presumably expect – both from the book and his film.
THR shared the teaser, which you can catch below, and we’re pretty impressed. While there’s no super villain action on display, the “man on the street” interview style and lighthearted tone still does a great job of selling the project – which Millar describes as “X-Men meets Ocean’s 11” – and getting us excited about the prospect of a full-length film version.
Millar gave a more detailed description of Supercrooks to the LA Times.
“A gang of super-villains decide to go and pull the biggest heist of their career in Spain because, let’s face it, there’s no Captain Spain. Stylistically, it’s like a Guy Ritchie movie or Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, a gang of very likeable, blue collar thieves who just hit on a good idea and try to make some dough after years of getting busted by the superheroes. It’s basically the X-Men meets Ocean’s 11 and I think that’s what excited Platt’s office because it’s a great chance for a big ensemble cast and I always like these fish out of water stories. American super-villains trying to pull a job in Spain just kind of writes itself.”
According to a Tweet from Millar, we can expect Supercrooks to fly into theaters sometime in 2014.