Although the first issue of the new comic book series only hit the shelf this week, Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy’s Chrononauts is already being planned for a feature film adaptation. Variety reports that Universal Pictures has acquired the big screen rights to the time travel tale, officially described as follows:
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.
Millar, of course, is no strange to big screen adaptations of his works. Among the features based on his works are Timur Bekmambetov’s Wanted and Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Murphy, meanwhile, is well known for his recent Vertigo comics miniseries “Punk Rock Jesus,” following a contemporary clone of Jesus Christ who, have been resurrected from DNA found on the shroud of Turin, winds up becoming a rebellious rock star.
Chris Morgan is attached to produce through his Chris Morgan Productions with both Millar and Murphy attached to serve as executive producers.