**UPDATE – JUST TO BE CLEAR, THIS PROJECT IS TOTALLY UNRELATED TO THE GREEN ARROW PROJECT OF THE SAME NAME. THEY ARE TWO DIFFERENT PROJECTS.**
Seems the spec script Supermax is headed for a supernatural twist and was acquired by Sony to be produced by Columbia pictures as a Horror Action flick!
“Supermax” takes place in a Maximum Security Prison for the Super-Natural as a skilled guard must join forces with a lethal inmate after a riot ensues in order to fight his way through various monsters and mad-men in order to survive.
This is good news for two reasons.
1. It sounds like a good idea and something I will look forward to hearing more about.
2. It isn’t going to be Green Arrow.
You heard me. This script sounds exactly like the Supermax treatment that was proposed for the DC Comics adaptation of Green Arrow. In that proposed adaptation, Oliver Queen – the Robin Hood like Green Arrow would be wrongfully accused and put in jail with the very superpowered criminals he helped put there. Once inside he has to devise a plan to escape and clear his name.
I had stated in earlier posts about this script that this was a BAD idea to apply to the Green Arrow character. I didn’t have anything against the script and figured it would be better suited for a different hero, but this works just fine too.
I for one am still looking forward to seeing a Green Arrow eventually come to the big screen and that much happier it wont be Supermax.
And even more happy that the idea won’t be wasted just because its not going to be used for Arrow.