20th Century Fox to adapt Starlight
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 December 2013
20th Century Fox will adapt Mark Millar's comic book miniseries 'Starlight' into a movie
20th Century Fox will adapt comic book 'Starlight' into a movie.
The movie studio has acquired the rights to Mark Millar's upcoming miniseries and will create a film based on the graphic novels, which Simon Kinberg will produce, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Millar previously worked as a consultant on Fox's comic book films, including 'X-Men', 'Fantastic Four' and the upcoming 'Secret Service'.
'Starlight' is described as "'Flash Gordon' meets 'The Dark Knight Rises'" and centres on a superhero who, after saving the entire universe 35 years ago, is now retired until a menacing new threat coaxes him out of his quiet, normal life.
The comic book series isn't expected to be released until next year.
Millar has previously penned issues of 'X-Men' and other comic books and is also the brains behind 'Kick-Ass', which has been adapted into two films, and 'Wanted'.
Matthew Vaughn - who directed the first 'Kick-Ass' - is currently shooting an adaptation of his hit comic book, 'The Secret Service', which will star Colin Firth in the lead role.
'Starlight' will be produced for Fox by 'X-Men' producer-and-writer Simon Kinberg after he was recently tapped to oversee the studio's comic book properties.