Attack the block Director Joe Cornish has now been cast in to direct an adaptation of comic book icon Mark Millar. Starlight for 20th Century Studios. Known for the likes of Wanted, the Kingsman franchise and Kick ass, Starlight is one of several adaptations of Millar’s work that make the leap from ink to live action.
Debuting in 2014, Starlight is a six-issue limited series of Image Comics, written by Mark Millar with art by Goran Parlov. The story centers on Duke McQueen, who, forty years ago, was a space hero who saved the universe. But then she came home, got married, had children, and grew old, and no one believes her fantastic story. Now his children are gone and his wife has died, leaving him alone with nothing but his memories … until a call comes from a distant world asking him to return for his last and greatest adventure.
Joe Cornish He doesn’t have extensive directing experience yet, but his two major premieres, the sci-fi comedy Attack the block and the family adventure The boy who would be king have been shown to have a unique eye which should bode well for Starlight. Along with Joe Cornish, who is on board to write and direct the project, Starlight is being produced by Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon under Kinberg’s Genre Films, along with Nira Park.
Like many of Millar’s stories, Starlight It sounds ripe for a live-action adaptation, which is something Hollywood has clearly noticed by now. Starlight It’s just one of many projects being adapted from Mark Millar’s catalog, with Netflix in particular planning to create a Millarworld franchise. The streaming giant has partnered with Millar to bring many of his lesser-known creations to life, including American jesus, which follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers that he is the returned Jesus Christ, Huck, who follows a simple man in a small town who uses his special abilities to do a good deed every day, and Sharkey the bounty hunter, which is set in a sci-fi universe and follows Sharkey, a blue-collar bounty hunter, who tracks criminals across the galaxy in his rocket-converted ice cream truck.
However, first is the superhero series Jupiter’s Legacy, which follows the story of the world’s first superheroes. Receiving their powers in the 1930s, the story soon progresses rapidly to the present day, and the heroes have become the revered elder guardians. However, her super-powerful children are struggling to live up to the legendary feats of their parents. Starring Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Elena Kampouris, Andrew Horton, Mike Wade, and Matt Lanter, Jupiter’s legacy It will premiere on Netflix on May 7, 2021.
As for Joe Cornish, he might soon return to the world of Attack the block, with director and actor John Boyega determined to see a sequel come to life on screen. “We are working on it right now,” Cornish said recently. “John Boyega was at my house a few weeks ago and we sat in the garden – socially estranged – talking about story ideas until it was so dark we couldn’t see each other. So yeah, we’re working on that.” courtesy of Term.