(Written for Lost In The Multiplex)
First announced for development nearly two years ago, it has been reported this week that Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland) have come aboard Paramount Pictures‘ to write a big screen adaptation of Micronauts.
Micronauts is based on the Japanese interchangeable toys, now owned by Hasbro. First released in Japan in 1974, then named Microman, the toys were imported to the US by the Mego Corporation and soon after expanded into a Marvel Comics series, which began in 1979.
The comic books, created by Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden, feature a group of characters including Acroyear, Marionette, Bug and Huntarr. These names might not mean anything yet but, in a couple of years, they may just be the new X-Men.
Reese and Wernick are currently working on another of Hasbro Toy property for Paramount with the upcoming G.I. Joe sequel as well. And with producer J.J. Abrams on board, what’s not to be excited about?