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CCI: Kurt Busiek’s Astro City Soaring Toward Big Screen

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Working Title Films has acquired the movie rights to Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson’s long-running superhero series Astro City, Deadline reports. Busiek will write the script.

Debuting in 1995, the comic is set in the titular metropolis, home to countless super-powered beings such as Samaritan, The Hanged Man, The Apollo Eleven and The Astro City Irregulars. The Eisner and Harvey award-winning series typically focuses on how people, both ordinary and extraordinary, react to living in a world populated by superheroes and supervillains.

Working Title partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce the adaptation, with Ben Barenholtz, Busiek and Jonathan Alpers executive producing. Barenholtz and Alpers previously tried to develop an Astro City film in 2003.


  • Eh_ver

    well, this would obviously be awesome, espeically with busiek writing it. i just cant shake the feeling that it wont happen or some director or producer will poop on it

  • Zaldy80

    Probably the best comic consistently over the last 15 years! Kudos to Kurt, Brent, and Alex! It'll be a challenge to make it into a full length motion picture, but at least it'll get the exposure it deserves!

  • Scarletspeedster7

    If it's based on either the first issue or the Confessor storyline this will be brilliant.

  • demoncat_4

    cool. i have waiting a long time for Astro city to wind up getting the film treatment and glad kurt will be hands on means holly wood will not screw up astro city too much.