Joe Cornish is set to write and direct 20th Century Studios’ film adaptation of Mark Millar’s Starlight.
Many of Mark Millar’s comic books have made their way to the big screen from Kick-Ass, Kingsman, Wanted, and others. Jupiter’s Legacy is another adaptation of Millar’s that will be brought to life soon. Other projects like Nemesis and Starlight have also been in the works for a while with the latter finally moving forward with Joe Cornish.
In 2015, it was reported 20th Century Fox was developing a Starlight film with Rogue One‘s Gary Whitta on board to pen the script. TheWrap reports Joe Cornish, best known for Attack the Block, will now write and direct the live-action Starlight adaptation for 20th Century Studios. Simon Kinberg, Audrey Chon, and Nira Park will produce with Brian Dukes overseeing the film. Starlight tells the story of Duke McQueen decades after he saved the universe. Now, one more adventure awaits for McQueen when he encounters his old rocket ship. The six-issue comic book series from Mark Millar came out in 2014 under Image Comics.
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Here is the synopsis for the next Mark Millar adaptation, Jupiter’s Legacy:
“After nearly a century of keeping mankind safe, the world’s first generation of superheroes must look to their children to continue the legacy. But tensions rise as the young superheroes, hungry to prove their worth, struggle to live up to their parents’ legendary public reputations — and exacting personal standards. Based on the graphic novels by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely, Jupiter’s Legacy is an epic superhero drama that spans decades and navigates the complex dynamics of family, power, and loyalty.”
Created by Daredevil‘s Steven S. DeKnight, Jupiter’s Legacy stars Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade, and Matt Lanter.
Jupiter’s Legacy will hit Netflix on May 7. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news surrounding Joe Cornish’s Starlight, the rest of the Millarworld, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!