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Adam McKay to Direct Comic Book Movie ‘Irredeemable’ for Fox

”The Big Short“ filmmaker attached to oversee project for Fox’s new Boom! Comics cinematic universe

Adam McKay has been attached to direct “Irredeemable” for 20th Century Fox, TheWrap has learned.

The film is based on the Boom! Comics book of the same name and would help kick off Fox’s brand-new superhero cinematic universe.

The “Anchorman” and “Big Short” director will be working with Tommy Wirkola (“Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”), who is writing the screenplay.

In the comics, “Irredeemable” follows superhero-turned-villain, the Plutonian, as he goes on a killing rampage.

It’s up to the superhero group The Paradigm to stop him.