20th Century Studios has reportedly hired Joe Cornish to write and direct an adaptation of Starlight, a graphic novel from Mark Millar.

What’s Happening:

  • Deadline is reporting that Joe Cornish will write the screenplay and sit in the director’s chair for Starlight, a 20th Century Studios film.
  • The film is an adaptation of a 2014 comic of the same name by Mark Millar, who’s other works have served as the inspiration for 20th Century’s The Kingsman film series in addition to Kick-Ass and Wanted.
  • The 6-part comic tells the story of a former space hero who gets called back into one last adventure in his senior years.
  • 20th Century bought the screen rights to the project shortly after the comics were released in 2014 and previously had Garry Whitta write a treatment.
  • Joe Cornish’s most recent film was another project for 20th Century Studios, The Kid Who Would Be King, a modern version of the Arthurian legend.
  • Producers will include Simon Kinberg, Audrey Chon and Nira Park.

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