Universal adapting Mark Millars time travel comic Chrononauts

Mark Millar’s forthcoming comic book Chrononauts has been optioned by Universal. The studio has snapped up the rights to the time travelin’ adventure ahead of the first issue’s release next week.

Fast & Furious writer Chris Morgan is attached to produce the movie. As yet there’s no word on if he will also pen the script.

Millar, whose previously adapted works include Kick-Ass, Wanted and the recent Kingsman: The Secret Service, co-created the comic with artist Sean Gordon Murphy. The story revolves around two American ‘chrononauts’ who partake in the first ever time travel experiment.

Here’s the official comic synopsis:

“Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly are two red-blooded American guys who also happen to be scientific geniuses. With the whole world watching, they embark on the world’s first time-travel experiment. But when their planned routine goes off-course, they’re left to fend for themselves – leading to an era-hopping adventure!

From ancient Rome to the roaring twenties to the 1980s music scene, Corbin and Danny wreak havoc with the time stream, score front-row seats to the world’s wildest events, and get into hijinks with history’s scariest villains. But is it worth the price, when they have unresolved problems to address back home in the present day – and a team of angry bosses ready to do whatever it takes to rein them in?”

Step aside Bill and Ted, there’s some new time bandits in town…

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