Chrononauts comic heads to the big screen (Wired UK)


Mark Millar / Sean Murphy


Mark Millar may not have been able to name names about the
Chrononauts movie when we  interviewed him recently, but now film studio Universal has
announced its plans for the upcoming adaptation.

Chris Morgan,
writer of the last five Fast and Furious movies, will
produce the film for the studio, while Millar and series artist
Sean Murphy will oversee the film as executive producers. Millar
has executed such control over most of his movies, so it’s no
surprise to see him maintaining input on Chrononauts.

The comic follows two time-travelling scientists who go rogue once left to their
own devices in the timestream. From rigging casino wins in Vegas by
telling themselves the winning numbers, to setting up opulent
palaces in history’s most luxurious locations, the pair’s antics
gain popularity as they’re broadcast in the present.

Chrononauts actually began life when Millar was invited
to pitch an original movie, but in the development he preferred to
do it as a comic first. He told WIRED.co.uk “I can’t help it, I can
only see it in terms of comics. [Sean and I] did the movie deal
almost before we did the book. The guy we gave the concept to loved
it and it does translate very well.”

As well as being the writer behind Marvel‘s Civil War storyline, which is
informing the next Captain America movie, Millar’s creator
owned titles have proven box office draws. Wanted,
Kick-Ass, and most recently Kingsman have all
done well.

Universal has not yet announced a release window or
potential directors for Chrononauts.

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20 March 2015 | 11:49 am – Source: wired.co.uk

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