How ‘Chronicle’ Killed Mark Millar’s ‘Miracle Park’

By  · Published on July 20th, 2013

A few years ago comic book writer Mark Millar was gearing up to helm his directorial debut, Miracle Park. The project saw plenty of coverage back in 2009, but since then, there has been little heard about it. The film was described as a dark superhero story about a pack of animal rights activists who break into a laboratory set in modern day Scotland. Most likely, those hippies ended up getting into some sort of a freak accident, turning them into superheroes.

We spoke with Millar at Comic-Con who revealed that the project had its plug pulled by, not financing or anything more heard of, but another film, Chronicle. Miracle Park began shooting, but it ended up hitting an unfortunately timed snag. According To Millar, “it was so similar to Chronicle that we had to kill it. We got about two weeks into shooting and then we had to kill it. We found out Chronicle was shooting by pure chance, and they were shooting before we were.”

Time was short with Millar, so I didn’t have the chance to ask what he will do with his script. Could Miracle Park resurface one day? Perhaps Millar could one day turn it into a graphic novel or release the script online. Either way, hopefully he has something in the works. Closer to the release of Kick-Ass 2 we’ll surely hear more about the project and Millar’s future in filmmaking.

Kick-Ass 2 opens in theaters August 17th.

Longtime FSR contributor Jack Giroux likes movies. He thinks they're swell.