Mark Millar's 'Chrononauts' Comic is Grabbed for Film at Universal
After this year's Kingsman: The Secret Service brought another comic book from Mark Millar to life, Universal Pictures is taking another crack at his source material with a new big screen endeavor. Deadline reports the studio has optioned the rights to Chrononauts, a time travel adventure comic book series that Millar created with Sean Gordon Murphy. And the project already has Fast & Furious franchise writer Chris Morgan on board to produce through his own production banner with the comic creators executive producing, of course. If you haven't heard of this comic, that's because Image Comics released it this week.
So what's the story? Here's the official synopsis:
"Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They’re also scientific geniuses. When their research leads them to a time-traveling adventure, will they use their knowledge for the good of all mankind? Or use the space-time continuum for their own ends? This is the story of man’s first, televised steps through the time-stream and everything going wrong in the process."
I'm always down for a new time travel movie, and this one sounds pretty cool. Of course, since the studio just picked up the property, there's no telling how fast it might come together. After all, Morgan is one of the people behind the Universal classic monsters universe reboot that will officially begin with The Mummy in 2016 (although last year's Dracula Untold also has ties to that effort as well). But Millar has had great success bringing his comics to the big screen with Kick-Ass, Wanted and now Kingmsman: The Secret Service in his past. We'll see if Chrononauts ends up joining them eventually. Sound good?