20th Century Fox is close to signing a movie deal for Mark Millar’s Starlight with Simon Kinberg to write and produce, according to Hollywood Reporter. Kinberg is Fox’s go-to writer and producer on geek films; he’s on X-Men: Days of Future Past and the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot (see "Simon Kinberg on 'Fantastic Four'").
The first issue of the comic, which will kick off a major inter-connected storyline across eight or nine Millarworld titles over the next three years, ships in March (see "Mark Millar's 'Starlight'"). The idea of a comic universe with lots of characters that could spawn multiple franchises undoubtedly has the studio slavering over the possibilities.
Fox has an ongoing relationship with Millar: Secret Service is currently getting underway for a 2015 release (see "Geek Film Date Shifts"), and Fox has a deal for an adaptation of the as-yet-unpublished Millar kid comic Kindergarten Heroes (see "Movie from Millar's 'Kindergarten Heroes'").
Posted by ICv2 on December 13, 2013 @ 6:26 pm CT
New Printing for 40th Anniversary, Ahead of New Movie
September 22, 2021
With a Rocketeer movie and board game on the way, IDW Publishing is doing a new printing of the Artist’s edition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first Rocketeer story.