December 13, 2013
Century Fox is in negotiations for the movie rights to Mark Millar’s upcoming Image Comics miniseries, Starlight. Millar has described the space fantasy story as either Flash Gordon meets the Dark Knight or, more awesomely, Buzz Lightyear meets Unforgiven.
“The comic, drawn by Goran Parlov and due to be published by Image in March, is described by Millar as Flash Gordon meets The Dark Knight Returns,” as THR reminds us. “It centers on a space hero who saved the universe 35 years ago but came back to Earth, where no one believed his fantastic stories. He settled down, got married, had kids and got old, but then is called back for one last adventure when his old rocket shows up.”
Parlov is perhaps best known for his work on Marvel’s Punisher series. Millar has been on a tear in recent years with multiple hit film adaptations of his creations including Wanted and Kick-Ass. Millar’s Secret Service is being adapted by Matthew Vaughn and will include Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Firth.