20th Century Fox has picked up the rights to Mark Millar's comic book Superior for a feature adaptation to be produced by Matthew Vaughn.

The comic, which was illustrated by Leinil Francis Yu, ran for seven issues between 2010 and 2012, centering on a 12-year-old boy named Simon Pooni, who was a popular athlete before he becomes stricken with multiple sclerosis. He is visited by an alien monkey and granted one wish, which he uses to become his favorite superhero, a Superman-esque character dubbed Superior. As Simon begins to enjoy the spoils of his new life, he soon realizes that this monkey is actually from hell, and he must either sell his soul to remain this powerful hero, or return to to his crippled body.

The studio is currently searching for a writer to adapt the comic book, with Matt Reilly overseeing the project.

After finding success on the big screen with his comic book adaptations Wanted and Kick-Ass, Mark Millar has several of his other comic book titles in development at Fox, such as Nemesis, Kindergarten Heroes and Starlight. His next comic book project, The Secret Service, directed by Matthew Vaughn and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Firth and Michael Caine, hits theaters October 24.