Philip Gawthorne To Adapt Mark Millar & Sean Gordon Murphy’s ‘Chrononauts’

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Deadline reports Universal Pictures has tapped Playwright-screenwriter Philip Gawthorne to adapt Chrononauts, Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy’s graphic novel about Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly, two two red-blooded American scientists who go on an era-hopping adventure after they embark on the world’s first time travel experiment.

Fast and Furious screenwriter Chris Morgan is producing Chrononauts under his Chris Morgan Productions banner with head of development at Chris Morgan Productions, Ainsley Davies, overseeing the project for the company. Universal’s VP of Production, Jay Polidoro, will oversee the project for the studio.

Chrononauts creators Millar and Murphy are set to exec produce the film adaptation. Millar is best known for creating some of the Marvel’s highest selling comics including Civil War which served as the inspiration for last year’s Captain American: Civil War. In 2004, Millar formed the creator-owned line Millarworld which published books such as WantedKick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service which have been adapted into feature films. Wanted marked Millar’s first time collaborating with Morgan.

Murphy, the Eisner-award winning artist for DC’s The Wake created Punk Rock Jesus, the six-issue limited series which was released on DC Comics’ Vertigo Comics imprint. He has also worked on iconic DC characters such as Batman and Constantine.

No reports of casting have surfaced at this time but Millar has already reacted to the news on Twitter revealing that Chris Pratt and Chirs Hemsworth would make the best Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly. You can check out the tweets below.

As of now, the film does not yet have a release date. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Chrononauts as we learn it.

Source: Deadline

2017 Summer Movie Preview: What To Look Out For

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Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV Reporter and the News Editor at Heroic Hollywood.