Mark Millar's time travel comic Chrononauts lands a screenwriter

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Apr 19, 2017, 3:05 PM EDT

Back in 2015, it was announced that Universal Pictures was working on a movie adaptation of Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service) and Sean Gordon Murphy’s (Hellblazer, Tokyo Ghost) zany time-travel comic miniseries Chrononauts.

Fast forward two years, and the studio has finally announced who will write the script.

According to Deadline, Universal has nabbed playwright-screenwriter Philip Gawthorne to pen the screenplay for the sci-fi movie, with Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious movie franchise) attached to produce. Some of Gawthorne’s (Modern Life Is Rubbish) screenwriting work mostly features upcoming movies such as a Kojak remake for Vin Diesel, the remake of Cube set up at Lionsgate, STX’s Black Hole and Warner Bros' World Breaker. Here’s the logline for the Chrononauts movie:

Chrononauts is a time-traveling adventure that follows two fun-loving, scientific geniuses (Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly) as they embark on the world’s first time-travel experiment.

With no release date announced yet, the movie (which has previously been described as a buddy comedy with insane and epic scenarios because: TIME TRAVEL SHENANIGANS) will be adapting Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy’s brilliant four-issue Image Comics series released back in 2015. If you guys haven’t read this one yet, you definitely should. It’s a fantastic and hilarious story that touches on the (ahem) dire consequences of time travel. Especially when you don’t know what the heck you’re doing ... or just don’t care.

What do you think about Philip Gawthorne penning the script for Chrononauts?

(via Deadline)