Fox Finds Mark Millar's Starlight

Simon Kinberg will produce

Looking to reinforce its burgeoning relationship with Mark Millar, 20th Century Fox is in talks to pick up yet another of his comic book properties. The studio and comic book overseer Simon Kinberg are ready to put Starlight into development.

Created by Millar and artist Goran Parlov, the new title – due to hit shelves in March from Image – is described by its author as a blend of Flash Gordon and The Dark Knight Returns. Its follows a Gordon-like space hero who saved the universe from a diabolical villain 35 years ago, but returned home to Earth to discover no-one believed his tales of derring-do.

Dining on ashes, he shrugged off the disappointment, fell in love and got married. Now, decades later, older and with kids of his own, he’s called back to action when his old rocket shows up with a warning that the enemy has returned.

It’s just the latest Millar creation to find a home with Fox, following Kindergarten Heroes, which is also in development, and The Secret Service, which Matthew Vaughn is busy shooting with Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton and Sofia Boutella in the cast. There's no word on a creative team for Starlight just yet.