Venom director Ruben Fleischer is leading a new comedy adaptation of The Boys Creator

venom and Not charted director Ruben Fleischer delves once again into the world of comic book adaptations. On Thursday it was announced that Fleischer will direct an adaptation of Marjorie Finnegan, temporary criminal, a live-action version of the graphic novel of the same name by Garth Ennis and Goran Sudžuka. The film is being produced in collaboration with AWA Studios, who originally published the graphic novel, and LuckyChap Entertainment, which has produced recent hits such as Birds of prey and Promising young woman. The script for Marjorie Finnegan is being written by Catya McMullen, who is known for Georgia Mertching is dead.

In Marjorie Finnegan, Temporal Criminal, all Marj wants to do is race up and down the time lanes and steal every shiny-shiny-beautiful-sparkling thing she can get her hands on. But her theft trail draws the beady eye of the Temporary Police, whose First Deputy Marshall is now hot on her heels – and taking things extremely personally.

“Goran Sudžuka and I are thrilled to see Marjorie Finnegan make the move to the big screen,” Ennis said in a statement. “Ruben Fleischer, AWA Studios, LuckyChap Entertainment and Catya McMullen are just the gang to pull it off.”

“Garth Ennis has proven time and time again why he is one of the most original voices in comics,” Fleischer repeated. “I feel so lucky and honored to bring a piece of him to life on screen. Add to that the incredibly talented writing of Catya McMullen along with the fine folks at LuckyChap Entertainment and AWA, and this project is the sort of thing what dreams are made of.” We are ready to create that completely original and amazing time travel franchise the world has been waiting for.”

Why didn’t Ruben Fleischer direct Poison 2?

After directing Sony’s first movie centered around the titular anti-hero, Fleischer hasn’t returned for subsequent sequels, which were helmed by Andy Serkis and Kelly Marcel. While talking to ComicBook. coms Phase zero podcast earlier this year, Fleischer spoke candidly about the initial critical response to venomand how that influenced him creatively.

“The critical response, I’m not going to lie, is a shame just because you’re working so hard on something,” Fleischer admitted. “And I know, after watching it with the audience, how much they enjoyed it. So it was a little surprising to me how negative they were. And I think it’s unwarranted because the audience, as you said, really likes the film loved. Otherwise, I don’t think it would have been such a success. So it was certainly disheartening that it has these kinds of associations.” Fleischer did not return for the sequel, Venom: Let there be carnagewhile instead going back to work for Sony Not charted.

“Hopefully over time people will… There are plenty of movies that are loved and when they came out were panned by critics,” Fleischer continued. “That’s just a pity Rotten tomatoes exists as this aggregate which will then, forever, have an assigned rating to a thing. That said, it is what it is. And if people like the movie, that’s all I care about. And hopefully the same goes for Uncharted. I made it for the public. I made it a really fun, action-packed escapist adventure. And in the end, that’s who I made the film for. And I will be proud and excited if fans and audiences love the film.”

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