Trapped In A Shape-Shifting Prison Full Of Supervillains

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Superhero movies' best writer is taking the genre someplace it's never been before: a maximum security prison. David Goyer (Batman Begins) is working on Super Max, a movie stuffed to the brim with comic book baddies. Super Max follows the Green Arrow's fall from grace and grueling experience in a super-prison.


Latino Review was first to get an insider's look at the script. In Super Max, Green Arrow gets framed for murder, stripped of his super identity and imprisoned as just plain Oliver Queen, in the Super Max Penitentiary For Metahumans. He will be incarcerated with many of the hardened criminals that he helped put behind bars.

So what is the prison like? Latino Review got a quick look at the first part of the script and an report that Super Max is constantly changing its size and shape. Apparently it changes every night to disorient the prisoners. All of the prisoners are separated into groups: mortals, metas and geniuses. There is another group of criminals that are in permanent isolation.


Latino Review also spills that the prison is filled with tons of classic DC Comics villains, including the Joker, the Riddler, Lex Luthor, Blockbuster, Shock Trauma, Gemini, Icicle, Split, Djinn, Tattooed Man, Multiplex, Cascade, Merlyn, Floronic Man, Count Vertigo, Calculator, Iron Cross, Heatmonger, Pied Piper, and Backlash.

Queen has to work with some of these villains to escape from the prison so he can prove his innocence. Rumor has it Matt Damon is in talks take the star role as Oliver Queen. [Latino Review]

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@ggodo: IMDB is your friend. His name is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. I really liked New Amsterdam, even though the homicide detective part of the show was really weak; great cast and the historical parts were fun. Just the police procedural plots had serious plot problems. Pity it was cancelled.