New Image from James Gunn’s SUPER Starring Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page

     August 26, 2010


We now have a new image from director James Gunn’s (Slither) upcoming dark comedy/super hero movie, Super.  The film tells the story of a regular guy (Rainn Wilson) who decides to become a superhero when his wife (Liv Tyler) becomes a drug addict.  Matt was impressed by what he saw during the film’s Comic-Con panel and if this new image that was released by James Gunn via his own website is any indication, then we are truly going to get one crazy little movie with Super.  However, we won’t have to wait too long before we start hearing how the film is like since it’s scheduled to premiere during this year’s Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness program.

Hit the jump for the image and a full plot synopsis.

Image via James Gunn’s official blog.


For those just tuning in, here’s the plot synopsis for Super:

Frank (Rainn Wilson) is an average guy who transforms himself into superhero The Crimson Bolt after his wife Sarah (Liv Tyler) hooks up with a smooth-talking drug dealer, Jacques (Kevin Bacon). What Frank lacks in superpowers, he makes up for with a trusty wrench in his one-man war on crime. But every superhero needs a sidekick. Enter Libby (Ellen Page), a cute psychopath working at the local comic book store. Transforming into “Boltie”, Libby teams up with Frank to take Jacques down. From the surprising imagination of writer-director James Gunn (Slither) comes Bolt and Boltie, a crazed crime fighting duo for the XBox generation. They’re here to save the day, or at least to beat you up.

As of right now, Super doesn’t have a theatrical release date but I’m sure that will change soon.


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