After Attack the Block arrived in 2011, lots of folks expected Joe Cornish to become a prolific filmmaker hired by big studios to make great, original movies. Instead, he’s only directed one other film – The Kid Who Would Be King in 2019. Thankfully, Cornish is about to get back in the director’s chair again with Starlight, an adaptation of the Mark Millar comic of the same name. Cornish will write and direct the film for 20th Century Studios. The comic follows a space hero who saves the galaxy only to discover no one believes the stories of his adventures when he returns to Earth.
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Back in 2014, we learned that screenwriter Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) had been tasked with penning the screenplay for a film adaptation of a six-issue Mark Millar comic called Starlight. Since then, things have been relatively quiet about the movie, but a new rumor states that 20th Century Fox is eyeing Sylvester Stallone to play the film’s lead character, a retired space hero named Duke McQueen who is called back into action one last time.
Read on to learn the latest Sylvester Stallone Starlight news.
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Today is the last installment of our extensive interview with screenwriter Gary Whitta (Book of Eli, After Earth). Promoting the pre-order of his first novel, Abomination, Whitta talked to us not only about his career thus far, but the future and unproduced projects that haven’t happened.
Today in the fifth and final installment which primarily focuses on some of the screenwriter/producer’s future projects, including a big screen adaptation of Kick-Ass/Wanted creator Mark Millar’s Starlight, an adaptation of the 2000AD comic Rogue Trooper that Gary is trying to bring to the big screen (we even get an EXCLUSIVE look at some concept art that has been created for the movie), and we check in with the progress on trying to secure rights to The Last Starfighter remake. Read the Gary Whitta Starlight interview after the jump.
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Posted on Friday, September 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
Another Mark Millar adaptation is headed our way, this time with a Star Wars writer in tow. Gary Whitta, who was recently tasked with penning one of the Star Wars standalone movies, is set to script Starlight, based on Millar’s comic.
The sci-fi pic will follow an aging Earthling space hero who’s called back up to the skies for one last adventure. Goran Parlov drew the book. Hit the jump for more details on the Gary Whitta Starlight script.
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