Netflix and Millarworld have revealed their next film and comic book collaboration which is called Sharkey The Bounty Hunter. The comic book will be written by none other than Mark Millar and will also feature art by Simone Bianchi.
A promo video was released for the comic, and this is the synopsis that was shared:
Set in a brilliant new sci-fi universe, Sharkey and the Bounty Hunter follows the titular character, a blue-collar bounty-hunter who 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.
All we know about the Sharkey the Bounty Hunter film project at this point is that it’s currently being written by Michael Bacall (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, 21 Jump Street).
Netflix and Millarworld have seen some impressive success with the previous Millarworld comic book series, including The Magic Order and Prodigy. Sharkey the Bounty Hunter is sure to be another hit for them. Millar had this to say in a statement:
“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.”
Sharkey the Bounty Hunter will be released on December 5th and will be available from Image Comics in comic book stores and online on February 20th, 2019.
Check out the promo spot and hit us up with your thoughts. Does this sound like a story that would interest you? Do you think it will make for a solid film? I’m looking forward to it!