20th Century Fox to adapt Starlight

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 December 2013
Mark Millar

Mark Millar

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.

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