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Joe Cornish to Write/Direct Adaptation of Mark Millar’s STARLIGHT

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The 20th Century Studios adaptation of the Mark Millar comic Starlight has just gotten a jolt of excitement. Joe Cornish, best known for directing Attack the Block, has signed on to write and direct the comic by Millar, the creator of Wanted, the Kingsman films, and Kick-Ass.

Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon are producing through his Genre Films banner, and Nira Park has joined as producer.

The comic centers on a space hero who saved the universe 35 years ago but when he came back to Earth, no one believed his fantastic stories. He married, had kids and settled into old age, but then his old rocket ship shows up, and he is called back for one fantastic adventure.

I vaguely recall this comic being good, but if I’m honest, I’m mostly excited for the return to movies for Joe Cornish!