Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy’s sci-fi graphic novel “Chrononauts” has tapped screenwriter Philip Gawthorne to pen a feature film adaptation, according to Deadline. Gawthorne, a playwright and screenwriter, has previously worked on the upcoming Vin Diesel film Kojak and Lionsgate’s remake of Cube. He is also co-writing STX’s Black Hole and Warner Bros’ World Breaker.
“Chrononauts” follows the tale of scientists Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly who are chosen as the world’s first time-travelers. From publisher Image Comics, “From MARK MILLAR (Kick-Ass) and SEAN GORDON MURPHY (Punk Rock Jesus) comes a bromance for the ages! Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two buddies who love to have fun. They’re also scientifigeniuses. 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.”
Millar is best known for his work at Marvel Comics, including “Civil War.” His work has been adapted several times to film, including Wanted, ick-Ass, and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Murphy has worked on a number of well-known properties, including Batman and Constantine, though more recently did the art for the Eisner Award winning “The Wake,” and “Tokyo Ghost.”
Chris Morgan of the Fast & Furious franchise is set to produce for Universal Studios.
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