Mike Richardson, the founder of Dark Horse Comics and creator of The Mask, wants to see a reboot of the Jim Carrey comedy hit from the 1990s, but this time with a woman in the lead role.
“I’d like to see a really good physical comedian [in the role],” Richardson told Forbes (via Bloody Disgusting). I have one in mind, but I’m not gonna say her name. We have to do a lot of convincing for this particular actor, but we’ll see…You never know what’s coming in the future. We have some ideas.”
“I’d like it to be another character film about a person dealing with absolute power,” added Richardson. “The whole theme of The Mask was we all say what we would do if we had absolute power, just like Stanley Ipkiss. When we get absolute power, we often resort to the most petty of endeavors and it’s overcoming our human nature and using the power for good.”
Most of this seems to be wishful thinking on Richardson’s part, as he’s currently more focused on the upcoming comic revival of The Mask. The comic series that spawned The Mask was originally somewhat dark, and explored themes of absolute power and how that power would corrupt regular people into acts of petty revenge and crimes up to and including murder.
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