Channing Tatum & Roy Lee developing adaptation of cult-comic The Maxx

Channing Tatum, The Maxx

Fans of Sam Kieth’s The Maxx will be pleased to know that the cult-comic is destined to hit our screens as THR has reported that Channing Tatum and Roy Lee, producer of IT: CHAPTER TWO and DOCTOR SLEEP, have teamed up to produce an adaptation of the series.

Written and illustrated by Sam Kieth, the series followed “the adventures of The Maxx, who appears in both the real world and an alternate reality, the Outback. In the real world, he is a homeless man living in a box but in the Outback, he is a powerful masked being who is the protector of the Jungle Queen. In the real world, the latter is a social worker named Julie Winters who frequently works to help the homeless man, unaware that the alternate reality exists and is exerting a dangerous influence on her life.” At this time, it’s not known whether or not The Maxx is being developed as a series or a feature, but the producers are currently meeting with writers and filmmakers to find the right take for the project. Channing Tatum will produce via Free Association while Lee will produce via Vertigo Entertainment; Sam Kieth is also onboard as a producer. The Maxx has previously spawned an audio drama as well as a short-lived cartoon series on MTV during the ’90s.

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