Comic book writer and creator Mark Millar, whose Kingsman: The Secret Service proved to be a big hit this past winter, has plenty of movies on his upcoming slate. The next two of which will be adaptations of his Starlight and Chrononauts titles. In a new interview, Mark Millar revealed that the Starlight script is finished. And he then goes onto confirm that Chrononauts has a lead actor. He also offers new insight into the upcoming adaptation of his Kindergarten Heroes kids book. About the impending nature of Starlight and Chrononauts, he states:
"The next two that I think will be moving forward pretty quickly are Starlight and Chrononauts, 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."
He then goes onto update on Kindergarten Heroes, telling Joblo:
"That's over at Fox, I'm executive producing. About two, three weeks ago, Carter Blanchard, the screenwriter, handed in a new draft of it, so that's just up to Fox now. That's going to be interesting, because my stuff is generally R-rated, and I do love the idea of mixing it up a little. I love Quentin Tarantino, but I love Steven Spielberg, as well. So I love the idea of something like Starlight, or Chrononauts, something that's a big family-friendly adventure, and Kindergarten Heroes would be the most overt of those. I've got all these children, and I can never take them to any of my movies, I feel terrible, I feel like the worst dad in the world! [Laughs] At least with Kindergarten Heroes, they could probably play parts in the movie, you know?"
Starlight follows Duke McQueen, who, forty years ago, was the space hero who saved the universe. But then he came back home, got married, had kids, and grew old. Now his children have left and his wife has passed away, leaving him alone with nothing except his memories...Until a call comes from a distant world asking him back for his final and greatest adventure. And Chrononauts tells the adventurous story of the first scientific duo who travel back through time.
Which of these projects are you most excited about seeing next? Will Starlight resonate more with general audiences than Chrononauts? And how well will Mark Millar's crazy storytelling work within the confines of a kids' movie? We'll have to wait a couple more years to see, but it's sure to be exciting!