The Wrap is reporting that Adam McKay (Stepbrothers, Anchorman) has signed to direct Fox’s new superhero venture, Irredeemable.
Based on Boom! Studios comic, written by Mark Waid with artwork provided by Peter Krause and Diego Barretto, Irredeemable follows a Superman-type character, named the Plutonian, as he goes insane and indiscriminately begins killing people. It’s up to a group of super-humans, the Paradigm (a quasi Justice League group) to find a way to stop the all powerful demi-god.
No word on a release date, but McKay is working on the screenplay with Tommy Wirkola who he worked with on Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters.