Netflix is moving forward with its film adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic book series Prodigy and they’ve hired screenwriters Matthew Firpo and Ryan Firpo to write the screenplay. They most recently worked on Marvel’s Eternals. They are also writing the screenplay for director Justin Kurzel’s Ruin, which Margot Robbie is set to star in.
Prodigy follows a character named Edison Crane, “the world’s smartest man, who isn’t content with running the world’s most successful business. His brilliant mind needs constant challenge and so he’s become the go-to guy for governments around the world when a problem arises they just can’t handle. A Nobel-Prize winning scientist, a genius composer, an Olympic-level athlete and an expert in the occult, Edison Crane is as addicted to the mysteries of the world as he is to sitting at the top of the Fortune 500.”
Millar previously talked about Prodigy and it’s main character Edison Crane, saying:
“The entire Millarworld library Netflix acquired when they bought our company last year has a crazy number of franchises, but I wanted to do one that genuinely topped them all. Stan created the Marvel Universe, but he’s best-remembered for Spider-Man. Ian Fleming created Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but he’ll always be known for Bond. So I wanted to create the character that outshines everything else I’ve ever done and that’s Edison Crane.”
I really do love the concept of this story and I think it’ll end up making for a great movie for the streaming service. I’m sure they will lure in some more great talent.
There are multiple Millarworld-related films and television projects currently in development at Netflix, including Jupiter’s Legacy, which has already wrapped production. That series follows a “first generation of superheroes’ children who must live up to their legacy of their parents in an epic drama that spans decades and navigates the dynamics of family, power and loyalty.”
Are you looking forward to watching these upcoming Mark Millar Netflix projects?