Thomas Sangster (recently seen in BBC3 film Some Dogs Bite) and Aisling Loftus (star of Dive and one of Screenterrier's Faces to Watch from 2009) join forces to star in Superhero, a new feature film from Grand Pictures, which has just wrapped after shooting for 6 weeks in Ireland and Germany.
'Superhero' is based on Anthony McCarten's novel 'Death of a Superhero' and centres around Donald Clarke, a terminally ill teenager who craves sex and adventure, however his time is limited and he’s never even had a girlfriend. As a form of escape, Donald retreats from the harsh realities of life to his illustrated comic book adventures. These stories see the indestructible Miraculousman fight a never-ending battle against his arch nemesis, the mad scientist known as The Glove.
Andy Serkis) as he calls him. After a shaky start they come to a mutual understanding and unexpectedly end up helping each other. Then Shelly (Aisling Loftus) arrives on the scene; she is the new girl at school, she’s cool, and different from all the other girls. Donald really likes her and life certainly looks brighter with her around…
Superhero is aiming for a theatrical release at the end of 2011/beginning of 2012.