Further down the R-rated rabbit hole we go, this time with The Pro. According to Deadline, Paramount has picked up rights to the comic and plans to have Erwin Stoff (3 Arts) producing and Zoe McCarthy (Bitches On A Boat) to write the screenplay.
The comic, a parody first published in 2002 (thus not nearly as old as the other heroes like Wolverine), was written and illustrated by Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner, and Jimmy Palmiotti.
It focuses on a female prostitute who is endowed with superpowers by an entity named the Viewer. In order to curb her errant ways, she is drafted into the League of Honor. This aptly named team is composed of the Saint, the Knight, his Squire, the Lady, the Lime, and Speedo. Just wait, it gets better.
The League of Honor fight various villains, including The Noun and The Adverb. These are my personal favorite names for villains. The Pro, never in good standing with the rest due to her swearing and excessive violence, is finally kicked out when she’s caught on her knees sinning for the Saint. Of course, she eventually rejoins them when morality strikes and her child is in danger.
If the premise of The Pro wasn’t a clue enough, Paramount will probably be rating this movie R, even if it’s too early in the process to be absolutely sure. There is no release date yet, but we look forward to receiving one with something as wonderful as a gritty trailer.
How do you think this movie is going to go down? Is the comic maybe a little too R-rated? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.