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'90s Cult Superhero Comic 'The Maxx' Is Getting A Movie Adaptation From Channing Tatum

'90s Cult Superhero Comic 'The Maxx' Is Getting A Movie Adaptation From Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum and 'IT' producer Roy Lee are coming together to bring 'The Maxx' back to the big screen.

The 90s were dominated primarily by goth, grunge, and alternative culture. This also had an amazing influence in the world of comics that inspired a number of bizarre and uncommon characters like Spawn and Johnny The Homicidal Maniac.

But, without a doubt, the most unorthodox character was Sam Kieth’s The Maxx. Depicted as an absolutely mad superhero who has giant middle-finger claws who lived in both a modern-day city and a savage dream world called the Outback.



 

 

The character was originally written and created by Image Comics, it was adapted into a short-lived animated series on MTV before it got canceled. Since then, there has been absolutely no mention of the comics or the character until now.

It looks like the comics will return to the big screen and it is going to have some major Hollywood names behind it. 



 

 

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Channing Tatum and IT producer Roy Lee are coming together to bring 'The Maxx' back to life. The series will be produced by Tatum via Free Association, while Lee will do so via Vertigo Entertainment. It is not known as of now if it is going to be produced as a movie or a series. 



 

 

Sam Keith is best known as the first artist to draw Neil Gaiman's 'The Sandman'. Apart from that, he has also worked on storylines for Wolverine, Batman, and Lobo. The Maxx, however, is his most iconic and infamous character, primarily because of the psychedelic and bizarre storylines.

This was one of the primary reasons why MTV picked up the comics for 13 episodes as part of their Oddities animation block, which also included Beavis And Butthead and sci-fi story The Head. 



 

 

The Maxx is all set to join a whole new wave of underground comics which seems to be very much entwined with the underground rock culture. One of the biggest examples of this is 'The Umbrella Academy' by Gerard Way.

As we all know, the comics were adapted by Netflix into a show and have been streamed by more than 45 million households in its first four weeks and successfully bagged two Emmy nominations. 

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