Filmmaker Matthew Vaughn and comics creator Mark Millar are set to re-team on a feature film version of Millar's just re-released graphic novel 'American Jesus', according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The book, which was titled 'Chosen' during its original mini-series run, focused on the life of a man who discovers at a young age that he has miraculous powers. Believing that he has been chosen by a higher power he rises to become a leader in the modern world. The book was just released in trade paperback form this week. It features artwork by Peter Gross.
Vaughn is currently putting the finishing touches on the movie version of Millar's 'Kick-Ass'. The director filmed the movie independently and aims to release it later this year.
Vaughn aims to produce 'Jesus' with his Marv Films partner Kris Thykier and follow the 'Kick-Ass' model to independent financing. Production will supposedly begin this summer.
The 'American Jesus' comics will continue in a second volume, which is due out later this year.