In 2013 established animator Marcus Alqueres produced a short film based on a super hero called ”The Flying Man”. Sony have now announced that they will be developing a feature film based on the short.
The original short film focused on a vigilante, branded ”The Flying Man” for obvious reasons, who uses his superpower to defy the law and fight crime. The story is told from the perspective of a law breaker and utilises news reports to propel the film forwards. The audiences exposure to ”The Flying Man” is actually very minimal in the short film, and the potential for the character to be developed is an interesting one. It is refreshing to see the opportunity for new blood to come into the superhero genre instead of reboot after reboot.
The feature is due to be produced by Scott Glassgold with Alqueres being involved too. The films script is rumoured to be being penned by Chris Collins who is so far known for his writing work on ”Sons Of Anarchy”, ”Star Wars: Clone Wars” and ”The Wire”. Alqueres who produced the original short has a strong background in animation and visuals having worked on ”The Adventures of Tin Tin”, ”Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes”, ”Super”, ”Jonah Hex” and ”300”, amongst others.
Judging by the short, ”The Flying Man” will be an interesting character to develop from a psychological perspective, given his use of violence and apparent disregard for any form of law. This also opens the door for epic battle scenes and given Alqueres animation and visual effects pedigree, this should be impressive.
As of yet there are no details in terms of plots or dates, but this is set to be an exciting project and something that has the potential to breathe new life into what is becoming a saturated and sometimes overbearing Marvel/DC superhero genre.
See the original short film below and let us know your thoughts.