The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Mark Millar and Lorenzo di Bonaventura are in talks to adapt the Image Comics series “Jupiter’s Legacy” into a feature film. The multigenerational drama “Jupiter’s Legacy,” a comic co-created by writer Mark Millar and artist Frank Quitely, focuses on the aimless descendants of a group of heroes who received powers in the 1920s.
“We have the last remains of these old-school heroes and their mainly vacuous children living in L.A., a massive disappointment to the first generation of super-people and just lost, no real direction in their lives beyond advertising gigs and opening night clubs,” said Millar to THR’s in late 2012. The series debuted in April 2013 and wrapped up its first five-issue story arc in January of this year. A prequel series, “Jupiter’s Circle,” debuts today.
News of “Jupiter’s Legacy’s” adaptation arrives hot on the heels of the news that Universal has optioned another Millar-written series — Image’s “Chrononauts,” which Millar co-created with Sean Gordon Murphy. Also this year, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” Matthew Vaughn’s feature film adaptation of Millar and Dave Gibbons’ “The Secret Service,” has grossed $122 million domestically.
Di Bonaventura has an impressive track record when it comes to big budget blockbuster fare. He’s produced all four “Transformers” films as well as both “G.I. Joe” movies, both “Red” films and “Salt.”
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