Starlight, “Chrononauts” Film Updates

With author Mark Millar riding high on the success of the”Kingsman: The Secret Service” film adaptation of his comic, several other projects in development based on his work have been moving forward with Millar offering an update on two to JoBlo.

The first is Universal Pictures’ “Chrononauts,” a sci-fi adventure about a pair of brash time travelers who take the first televised steps through the time-stream. From the sounds of it, one of the two key roles has been cast.

The other is 20th Century Fox’s “Starlight,” the story of a retired space hero who leaves his quiet life on Earth for one last adventure. Millar has confirmed “Star Wars: Rogue One” writer Gary Whitta has completed the script.

“I think they’ll probably be made at the same time as Kingsman 2, if not even before. I think Starlight’s screenplay is finished now, it was written by Gary Whitta, he finished the screenplay a couple of weeks back and we’re just moving forward now looking for a director. Chrononauts, there’s one of the actors already and we’re just looking for the second guy. Those two I think are the most likely to be the next two out, and then we should have another three ready to roll next year as well.”

Millar also says a “Kingsman” sequel, though moving forward, is still in super early stages: “Matthew’s been putting some ideas together at the moment. At the moment, it’s just some set-pieces and some ideas, but… there’s nothing close to a finished thing yet.” He is more keen on a “Kick-Ass” spin-off film that would center on Chloe Moretz’s Hit-Girl character:

“”I love the idea of there being Hit-Girl movies. It has to be the right story though. We have a crazy idea for it, and every now and then I think, ‘Is this too crazy?’ Because it’s kind of insane. Would the world accept this? It makes Kick-Ass look like Finding Nemo. Matthew and I have chatted about it in the pub, and it’s fine in the pub, but when we’re being interviewed two years later, is it going to be terrifying? So I don’t know. It seems a fun thing though. It’s funny because Hit-Girl was slightly pre-dated by about a year, before those kick-ass action heroine characters like The Hunger Games and Hanna and those kinds of things came along. And now I feel is a great time for her. So it could be really interesting.”

Millar also has film adaptations of his comics “Superior” and “Nemesis” on the way, but both don’t appear to have made any progress.