Joe Cornish works with 20th Century Studios for Mark Millars Starlight

After nearly seven years of trying to bring a six-issue film version of Mark Millar’s limited-edition comic book to market, 20th Century Studios are working again with Joe Cornish to write and direct the feature film debut of Starlight, according to the deadline.

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Released in 2014, the comic book revolves around Duke McQueen, a hero who in the past saved the universe and returned to earth to get married, have children and grow old memories of his adventures that no one believes in until his old rocket ship with a reputation from a distant world calls him back to his last and greatest adventure.

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A film adaptation was first announced in 2013 when 20th Century Fox announced its development and in 2014 Studio Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) to write the script, although the project started from scratch after years of suffering in development hell and the studio was subsequently taken over by Disney. Brian Dukes will be overseeing the development on Starlight for 20th century studios.

Simon Kinberg (X-Men Franchise, The 355) will co-produce with partner Audrey Chon through his production label Genre Films and Nira Park, who previously worked with Cornish on the well-received family adventure The child who would be king at 20th Century Fox.

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Millar is best known for creating Searched, Super and the Kingsman Graphic novels that later became film franchises Old LoganThis would be the main source of inspiration for Hugh Jackman’s final appearance as Wolverine in 2017 Loganand write Civil warthat would be customized in Captain America: Civil War for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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