Disney’s 20th Century Studios has signed Joe Cornish to direct the upcoming adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic book “Starlight”.
The comic book tells the story of Duke McQueen, who forty years ago, saved an alien world from destruction. Back on earth, nobody believed his story. Now his kids are grown, his wife has passed on, and life has little to offer. Until the day a strange boy from the world he once saved makes an appearance, coaxing Duke to join him on one last adventure. Can Duke handle the leap from has-been to hero?
The upcoming film will be produced by Simon Kinberg, Audrey Chon and Nira Park.
Mark Millar is the creator behind the “Kingsman” franchise and “Kick-Ass”.
Joe Cornish has previously directed the 20th Century Studios film “The Kid Who Would Be King” and “Attack the Block”. He has also worked as a writer on Marvel’s “Ant-Man” and “The Adventures Of Tin-Tin”.
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Source – Deadline