Hollywood Reporter as an exclusive on Channing Tatum and Roy Lee, the director of It and The Departed, teaming up to do a screen adaptation of Sam Keith’s The Maxx.
I have one VHS left in my collection, and it’s The Maxx. I keep it because the show feels like an obscure MTV project would ever air again. Until today.
The Maxx was dark and edgy, dealing with troubling content that rarely appeared in superhero comics at the time. Social worker Julie Winters adopts a homeless man to keep him safe. However, in a different world of imagination, the same man is a powerful masked being and protector of the Jungle Queen.
Are these different dimensions? The Maxx clearly has some issues to think through, as does Julie, either way.
In the 90s, MTV adapted the comic into a serialised animation which worked very well.
There is very little else public about Channing Tatum and Roy Lee’s project. The Maxx may be headed for the big screen with a cinema release, or it may end up on the small screen and streaming platform.
It’s also worth keeping in mind that Tatum tried for ages to get Gambit made into a movie, so even with his backing, there’s still the chance that The Maxx goes nowhere.
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