At this point, it seems like it would be more newsworthy if one of Mark Millar’s comic books is not picked up for adaptation. But here is another to the list.
THR reports Millar’s MPH, which doesn’t even come out until next month, has been optioned by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who also produced Transformers and G.I. Joe. And this one isn’t going to Fox – at least not yet. The filmmakers will hire a writer to adapt it before setting it up at a studio.
Plot follows four 19 year olds who get their hands on a drug that gives them super speed for seven days.
Millar also says this is the last of his comic books to be optioned for screen until at least 2015, telling THR he is “going to chill” for a while before taking on another project. Not that these already in development projects won’t keep him plenty busy in the meantime.