The Maxx is heading to the big screen, or possibly in a new series. Channing Tatum is teaming with producer Roy Lee in a joint production from studios Free Association and Vertigo Entertainment (no, not THAT Vertigo) of the cult classic 90's comic. No word yet on if the actor will also star in the project as well. Maxx creator Sam Kieth will also be a producer on whatever this will become. This is of course not the first time The Maxx has come alive off the comic page, it was also an animated series on MTV, which garnered it an Annie Award for best animated series. Those 13 episodes have been fan favorites for years.
Created during the 90's boom period for Image Comics, The Maxx tells the tale of…The Maxx. He appears in both the real world and an alternate reality dubbed The Outback. A homeless man here, in The Outback he becomes a giant, protector of the Jungle Queen, who is a social worker in the real world. It was always a favorite to see on the shelf and had one of the more distinct looks in comics. That can all be attributed to Kieth, who's distinctive art style set The Maxx apart from other Image and 90's comics at the time.
The producing group is actively taking pitches now for the property, and as of now it could go to series or the big screen. Let's keep our fingers crossed for the latter, as the technology exists now to fully realize the concept and bring everything to life the way it should be done.
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