It’s getting more and more difficult to keep track of all the various Mark Millar-penned projects lining up for adaptation to the big or small screen, but now it seems like another one has taken a large step forward.
While there hasn’t beena lot of news on the Jupiter’s Legacy front of late – last we heard, Lorenzo di Bonaventura had been pegged to adapt it – we now know that cousins Brian and Mark Gunn are at work on the script.
First things first: yes, there is a family connection, as Brian is the brother of Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn. Anyway, the two (who are best know for penning Dwayne Johnson-starrer Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, as well as being attached to Journey 3: From The Earth To The Moon), are hard at work on this comic adaptation, which tells the story of superhero children attempting to live up to their illustrious predecessors, and the struggles that subsequently ensue.
In an interview with comicbook.com, the duo said of why they’re involved: “It feels very human-sized. We ourselves grew up in a sprawling Irish-Catholic family that was sorta like a discount Midwest version of the Kennedys… Our parents and grandparents were political leaders, lawyers, judges, titans of industry.
“So when we were growing up we struggled with this family legacy – this burden of living up to the standards of those who came before us, this sense that the past was noble and glamorous while our lives were somehow less than, a falling off. Some of us from this current generation have gone on to do cool things, while others of us have dealt with feeling like misfits and disappointments. It’s this struggle which is at the heart of Jupiter’s Legacy, and which we’re really excited to bring to the screen.”
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