Gerard Way’s Umbrella Academy has been picked up to be turned into a live action movie by Universal Pictures.  Fans of the My Chemical Romance frontman will be disappointed to learn that he will not be writing the big screen adaptation, and fans of the series might be disappointed to to discover Mark Bomback, the guy behind the Constantine script, has been hired for the task.

Bomback also wrote Live Free and Die Hard, and the recent Race to Witch Mountain.  Oh well, at least the comic book was a fun read.

via THR

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  1. JMF (Brown Noser Lad)
    April 8, 2009 at 9:01 am — Reply

    This can honestly only go one way. The books isnt going to be easy to translate and seeing whose come in to do it can only mean one thing. Turkey!

  2. Jerard
    April 8, 2009 at 9:24 am — Reply

    hey you never know

  3. April 8, 2009 at 10:00 am — Reply

    I don’t think this is necessarily bad news. I liked Live Free or Die Hard in spite of its flaws.

  4. The Dude
    April 8, 2009 at 10:56 am — Reply

    I don’t like to judge something before it’s even come out, but I’m not very confident that this will be a good film. We’ll just have to wait and see.

  5. April 8, 2009 at 2:23 pm — Reply

    I think I’ll wait to see a trailer before I pass judgment,but I’m really disapponted so far…

  6. April 8, 2009 at 6:14 pm — Reply

    There is NO WAY, even if Way did do the script, to translate Umbrella Academy to the screen. It’s just too… Morrisson-y, I guess. (It’s a lot like Morrisson’s Doom Patrol to me but still unique.) It’s just not something I can see being made suitable for mass consumption without losing a LOT of its charm.

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