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Astro City Coming to the Big Screen

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Astro CityDeadline is reporting that Working Title Films partners Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner have cut a deal with Kurt Busiek to turn his comic book series Astro City into a feature film.  Busiek is being given the first chance to pen the script.

The comic book series is crammed with characters has won multiple Eisner and Harvey Awards for Busiek, who created the series with artists Brent Anderson and Alex Ross.

The deal is worth seven figures if it gets made and was brokered by Mosaic’s Nick Harris.  Bevan and Fellner will produce, with Ben Barenholtz, Busiek and Jonathan Alpers exec producing.  In 2003 Barenholz, Busiek and Alpers attempted to get a movie going but it never got anywhere.