Mark Millar's Sharkey the Bounty Hunter targeted as next Millarworld project

After casting a spell over Netflix subscribers with the first Millarworld-Netflix collaboration THE MAGIC ORDER, the duo introduced audiences to PRODIGY, an action-packed adventure about Edison Crane, the world's greatest stunt-man. Now, the Millarworld imprint has announced that Millar's SHARKEY THE BOUNTY HUNTER will be the imprint's next venture. Written by Millar with art by Simone Bianchi, SHARKEY THE BOUNTY HUNTER will be released on December 5th, with a wide-release planned for comic book stores and online retailers via Image Comics on February 20, 2019.

So, what in the wide world of comics is SHARKEY THE BOUNTY HUNTER? The upcoming comic follows Sharkey, a blue-collar bounty-hunter who spends his days tracking criminals across the galaxy in his converted, rocket-powered ice-cream truck. Aided and abetted by his ten-year-old partner, he’s out for the biggest bounty of his career.

As a part of the Millarwold-Netflix deal, SHARKEY THE BOUNTY HUNTER is set to be developed as a feature film for the popular streaming network with screenplay writing duties falling to SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD scribe Michael Bacall.

In talking about the opportunity to collaborate with Netflix, Millar, President and Chief Creative Officer, Millarworld, a subsidiary of Netflix said, “When I joined Netflix on staff last year we had this crazy plan of a big sci-fi universe of movies and Sharkey is the first of these. The Magic Order is our fantasy/ horror franchise, Prodigy is our big adventure movies and Sharkey kicks off a whole world of sci-fi that’s just a great action comedy in the style of all the movies I grew up with. I love blue-collar heroes and I like the parent/ kid dynamic from movies like Paper Moon or Leon The Professional and, of course, Big Daddy and Hit-Girl. This is all the things Star Wars or Marvel can’t get away with. We start where they kinda draw the line and I love this freedom creatively as we’ve never seen space done this way before. To have Simone Bianchi drawing the comic book side of all this and working from the amazing production designs is an honor. The team is just incredible. Simone and I have talking about working together since my days at Marvel so it’s a total blessing to finally be working with this Italian genius.”

No casting announcements have been made for the SHARKEY THE BOUNTY HUNTER film, thus far. Meanwhile, be sure to check out THE MAGIC ORDER and PRODIGY, as they're sure to give you a taste of what's to come from the mind that brought you such franchise's as KICK-ASS and KINGSMAN.



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