Per a report today at THR, and hot on the heels of Kingsman: The Secret Service accumulating $370 million worldwide, comes the news that Mark Millar is teaming up with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to adapt his Image superhero saga with Frank Quitely, Jupiter’s Legacy.
di Bonaventura told the outlet why Jupiter’s Legacy was a good fit for movie-goers:
What appealed to me was the emotional weight of the family dynamic in Shakespearean fashion. It is also unique in a world where there are many similar super hero movies and IP.
Legacy, which tells the story of a group of superheroes who first got their powers in the 20’s after the discovery of a mysterious island, and their children who haven’t quite lived up to their standards, recently wrapped its first five issue arc and has a prequel series, entitled Jupiter’s Circle, releasing today.
Currently writers are meeting with the team to adapt the material, but given di Bonaventura’s success rate (his credits include the Transformers and GI Joe franchises), it’s likely that we’ll see Jupiter’s Legacy move quickly into production. The producer is also working on an adaptation of Millar’s MPH.
Millar is repped by Paradigm and attorney Harris Miller.
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