Gary Whitta is on what you’d call a roll lately. After being hired to write one of the upcoming Star Wars standalone films (to be directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards), it was announced today that he’d be adapting Mark Millar‘s graphic novel Starlight for Twentieth Century Fox. The comic, written by Millar and illustrated by Goran Parlov, hit stores in March under the Image comics banner and is intended to be a six-part miniseries (issue number five arrived last month). Millar has called the material a mash-up of Flash Gordon and The Dark Knight Returns.
We already knew that Fox was tackling the project and that Simon Kinberg, the comic gatekeeper over there, would be producing. But Whitta’s hire is significant in that he’s highly in demand and his involvement signals faith in the material all around. Hit the jump for more.