According to a report from Discussing Film, Mark Millar’s Prodigy comic book series is set for film adaptation on Netflix with Matthew and Ryan Firpo on board to write the screenplay
Millar has made a name for himself as one of the most successful comic book creators and writers working in the industry today, with Prodigy one of his recent miniseries for Image Comics. His works have been adapted into multiple highly-successful Hollywood blockbuster movies. Some of the highlights include: Kingsmen, Kick-Ass, Logan, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Captain America: Civil War.
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Prodigy Meets The Eternals
As for the Firpo cousins, their biggest project to date is set to be the MCU’s 25th feature film The Eternals, currently still on track for worldwide release on November 6, 2020. They also penned the script for Ruin, a post-WWII Nazi Germany era film starring Suicide Squad and Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey leading actress Margot Robbie.
The Prodigy series has been described by some as a mix of Batman and James Bond, and it follows the story of Edison Crane, known in this universe as the smartest man in the world. He has an impressive skill set highlighted by a computer-like memory, excellent observational skills, and peak physical form as an athlete.
The series was developed by Mark Millar specifically to be turned into a production by Netflix, who are also adapting another of Millar’s works, Jupiter’s Legacy. There is no word yet as to when either series will begin production due to delays from the Coronavirus pandemic.
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