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VillainsLook at the Joker, Lex Luthor, Adrian Veidt: sometimes being a bad guy is just more fun. That’s certainly the belief of the main character in the Viper Comics miniseries “Villains,” who decides he wants to learn the dark art of villainy after discovering the old guy living next door is actually a retired baddie.

Universal is giving the series the big-screen adaptation treatment and producers are conceiving the film as a big-budget, super-dark adventure directed by someone with a sensibility similar to the men who’ve helmed “Fight Club” and “Collateral.”

“I think we want to go big with it,” producer Sean Bailey told MTV News. “My personal ambition is to have it be operatic and epic. If Michael Mann or David Fincher were ever to go make one of these movies, what would that look like? That’s my hope for it. To be in that kind of world.” Read More...

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'Villains'It looks like Viper Comics' somewhat under-the-radar (but loads of fun) "Villains" miniseries is the latest comics title to gain the attention of Hollywood, with Universal picking up the rights to adapt the project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Wonder Woman" screenwriters Matt Jennison and Brent Strickland will pen a script for the film.

"Villains," written by Adam Cogan with art by Ryan Cody, follows a down-on-his-luck character who discovers a super-powered suit -- and its ex-supervillain owner -- and subsequently decides that his future lies in being the bad guy. Read More...

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