Deadline is exclusively reporting that Joe Cornish has signed up to adapt and direct the film adaptation of Mark Millar’s comic Starlight at 20th Century Studios.
The comic is a six-issue limited series that was published in 2014 from Image Comics, written by Mark Millar and art by Goran Parlov. The story will focus on a space hero who saved the universe thirty-five years ago but when he came back to Earth, no one believed his fantastic stories. After marriage and having children he’s now settled into his old age when his old rocket ship shows up suddenly and he is called back for one more fantastic adventure.
Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon will serve as producers on the project through their Genre Films banner alongside Nira Park.