20th Century Fox Eyes Mark Millar’s Space Fantasy Comic STARLIGHT for Movie Adaptation

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20th Century Fox is atop a short list of movie studios looking to adapt Mark Millar’s upcoming comic book, a space fantasy adventure titled Starlight.  Intended to be a six-part miniseries, Starlight is described as a mash-up of Flash Gordon and The Dark Knight Returns, as it centers on a space hero returning to Earth to settle down, but is called into action when his old spaceship shows up.  The comic, written by Millar and illustrated by Goran Parlov, will show up in stores next March under the Image comics banner.  Hit the jump for more on its potential movie adaptation.

mark-millar-starlightNews of Fox looking to acquire the rights of Starlight comes courtesy of Latino Review.  The report also has Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class) on board the project as a producer, and as part of Kinberg’s recent deal with the studio, he’s also signed on to adapt the property.  As Heat Vision reports, Kinberg is currently producing another of Millar’s projects in Kindergarten Heroes, which has Carter Blanchard attached to pen the adaptation.  Kinberg is busy expanding Fox’s X-Men universe and handling revisions of the studio’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot (in addition to a remake of Murder on the Orient Express), so it will be interesting to see if there’s more Kinberg-Millar collaboration to be found in the near future.

Another of Millar’s comic book properties set up at Fox is the action-thriller The Secret Service.  Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass), the picture stars Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) as a veteran secret service agent who takes a young upstart under his wing.


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  • Raptor Jesus

    Why are they fighting with swords? Seriously. It’s just silly.

    • HeSaidSheSaidReviewSite

      Your name is Raptor Jesus and you called something else silly?

      • Strong Enough


      • Raptor Jesus

        So it’s intentionally silly?

      • HeSaidSheSaidReviewSite

        I don’t know if it is or isn’t. I’ve never read it. The point being that I would think a guy who guys by the name “Raptor Jesus” wouldn’t have such a giant stick up his ass.

    • Kerchak

      Dude, it’s Planetary Romance; don’t judge.

  • MEY

    This is something I would like to see if Kinberg is involved.

  • Hamish

    I suppose this is Fox’s answer to Guardians of the Galaxy and Thor.

  • daniel h

    This sounds awesome
    Dark knight returns meets flash gordon

  • Andrew from Troy

    People need to stop giving Mark Millar money.


    i’ll wait to see how the secret service turns out but generally i’m pretty skeptical of anything by millar. the guy is a total dick in real life, and he’s only done a few great comics, and then a whole bunch of crap

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