20th Century Fox Looking To Pick Up Mark Millar’s STARLIGHT
Mark Millar will soon have another one of his Millarworld creations making the jump to the big screen. 20th Century Fox is in negotiations to pick up Starlight, the new Image series debuting this March. According to The Hollywood Reporter, though it was first reported on Twitter by El Mayimbe, Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class) will pen the script and produce the adaptation.
Starlight is a new comic series from Millar with art by Goran Parlov. The writer has described the story as “Flash Gordon meets The Dark Knight.” It revolves around a hero who went off to space and saved the universe over 30 years ago. After he came back to earth, no one believed his crazy stories. After settling down and growing old, he is called upon to embark on one last adventure when his old rocket ship shows up. This will be the second time Kinberg and Millar have teamed up. The duo are currently producing a big screen version of Millar‘s children’s book Kindergarten Heroes. Millar has a lot of irons in the fire, with his other comic book adaptation The Secret Service (starring Colin Firth) still filming. I remarked on Twitter that Starlight got picked up pretty fast, and that led to a rather interesting conversation. Regardless, Starlight has an interesting concept and we’ll get to see what we’re in store for this March.