Sunday, 29 March 2015

Universal Pictures developing Mark Millar's Chrononauts

Fast becoming his own comic book movie mogul to rival the likes of Marvel and DC Entertainment, Kick-Ass (2010) and Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) creator Mark Millar has just sold yet another property into screen development. News arrives via Deadline that his Chrononauts series has recently been picked by Universal Pictures, to be produced by Fast & Furious honcho Chris Morgan.

Not to be confused with card game, Millar's Chrononauts (illustrated by Sean Gordon Murphy) involves a pair of scientists who become the first ever time travellers. There's not much else to reveal about it at this point, since the first issue has only just been published by Image Comics.

Along with Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service, Millar was also the man behind Timur Bekmambetov's Wanted (2008), and wrote the Civil War arc that will set the basis for next Captain America outing. His work on The Ultimates has already been much plundered by Marvel too. 20th Century Fox are also currently at work on his Starlight and Superior comics.

Morgan, meanwhile, has written every Fast & Furious instalment from The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) onwards. As a producer he is currently juggling the Mummy reboot and Legend Of Conan, for which Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to reprise his signature barbarian.

Chrononauts is yet to receive a start date.

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