The studio has picked up Superior, the comic book limited series written by Mark Millar and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu, for an adaptation to be produced by Matthew Vaughn.
The comic centers on a popular and athletic 12-year-old boy who loses his social life when he is stricken by multiple sclerosis. One night, an alien monkey grants the boy one wish and he chooses to become his favorite superhero, a Superman-like character named Superior.
After relishing his new life as a hero, the boy discovers that the monkey is actually a demon from Hell and he must sell his soul if he is to remain the powerful hero -- or return to his original body.
The comic was published between 2010 and 2012 via Icon Comics, a creator-owned imprint from Marvel.
A search for a writer to adapt the material will now begin.