Chris McKay (The LEGO Batman Movie) is set to direct Netflix‘s Reborn, based on the comic book series by Mark Millar and Greg Capullo. The Millarworld comic book is in development at Netflix as a feature film.
Netflix acquired Millar’s company, Millarworld, in 2017 and since then has been developing projects with Mark and Lucy Millar. Reborn is described as follows:
“Where do we go when we die? What’s waiting for us on the other side? Eighty-year old Bonnie Black finds out when she passes away in a Manhattan hospital and opens her eyes in the world of Adystria, a magical land of monsters and dragons where good and evil are waging an eternal war. Reborn in the prime of her life, she finds all her old friends and loved ones waiting… except the husband who died before her. Armed with a sword and partnered with her late father, she sets off through this battle-torn landscape on a quest to find out where he is.”
McKay is most notably known for his work on The LEGO Movie franchise, having directed The LEGO Batman Movie and produced The LEGO Ninjago Movie. He is currently in post-production on The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, which he is executive producing. McKay’s TV credits include directing Robot Chicken for Cartoon Network.
The producers for Reborn are Sandra Bullock, and Roy Lee and Miri Yoon for Vertigo Entertainment. The executive producers are Mark Millar and Greg Capullo. The co-producer is Samantha Nisenboim.