A little over a year ago we commented on rumors that there might be an unconventional take on a Green Arrow movie in the works. It was tentatively titled Supermax and involved our hero trying to escape an ultra high security prison designed specifically to house super-criminals.
At the time I freely admit that I thought that while it was an intriguing idea, I figured it would fall flat at the box office (you can just read the article at the link above). However today comes a script review from the good folks over at Latino Review that makes it seem it might actually make a pretty rockin’ movie.
Here’s a description of the basic idea for the story from writer David Goyer a year ago:
“It’s like ‘Alcatraz,’ and he has to team up with, in some cases, some of the very same villains he is responsible for incarcerating in order to get out and clear his name. Of course, tons of people try to kill him while he’s in there. We’ve populated the prison with all sorts of B and C villains from the DC Universe. For the fans, there will be all sorts of characters the hardcore comic book junkies will know, but they’re all going to be there under their human names and no one is wearing a costume, but there will be a lot of characters with powers and things like that.”
In the latest version of the script the description of Oliver Queen in his Green Arrow garb sounds a lot like the version we’ve seen in Smallville:
“The Green Arrow wears a tight green leather suit, quivers attached to his ankles and thighs, and a giant COMPOUND BOW running across his back. His face is concealed by a dark hood.”
Over at Latino Review they’re pretty discerning about scripts they review and they’re obviously excited about this one:
“Want to know how cool SUPERMAX is? The prison changes shape, cells rearrange, and reconfigures every night to disorient the prisoners from breaking out. A transforming super prison! Cool.”
As I mentioned a year ago, they plan on populating the movie with all sorts of obscure DC Universe villains.
For a full (and pretty spoiler-filled) description of the script head on over and read it for yourself. They also have images of many of the super-villains that are supposed to be in the film.