AWA Studios is adapting Garth Ennis’ (The Boys, Preacher) graphic novel Marjorie Finnegan, Temporal Criminal for the big screen, Deadline reports.
The studio has tapped Ruben Fleischer (Uncharted, Venom, Zombieland I & II) to helm with Catya McMullen (Georgia Mertching is Dead) adapting the screenplay. Producing with AWA Studios is LuckyChap Entertainment (Barbie, Promising Young Woman, I, Tonya) and Ruben Fleischer and Elias Gertler, marking the first project under their new production banner, Camp Hobart. Garth Ennis and Ken F. Levin will executive produce the film project. AWA Studios’ President Zach Studin is also a producer.
The original graphic novel is an action-packed time travel epic that follows the titular thief as she loots her way through history: “All Marj wants to do is race up and down the time-lanes, stealing every shiny-gleamy-pretty-sparkly thing she can lay her hands on. But her larcenous trail draws the beady eye of the Temporal PD, whose number one Deputy Marshall is now hard on her tail— and taking things extremely personally.”
Created by Ennis and with art by Goran Sudžuka, Marjorie Finnegan, Temporal Criminal debuted as an eight-issue comic series in 2021. The series reunited the Eisner Award-winning creator with AWA Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer Axel Alonso, who edited the graphic novel.