Star Wars Writer Gary Whitta to Pen Mark Millar Adaptation Starlight

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Back in December, before the first issue even hit the stands, 20th Century Fox picked up the rights to Mark Millar and Goran Parlov’s Starlight.

The Hollywood Reporter brings word today that writer Gary Whitta has been hired to pen the script for the big screen adaptation. Whitta previously wrote the scripts for The Book of Eli as well as Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead and is currently drafting the 2016 Star Wars spin-off for director Gareth Edwards.

Set to conclude in the coming months, Starlight is officially described as follows: 

“So much for retirement! Meet Duke McQueen, a man who has long since settled down and left his days of saving the Universe and operating as the space hero everyone depended on – at least that’s what he thought. His wife long passed and his kids off embarking on their own adventures, Duke lives a quiet, solitary life until he receives an unexpected call from a distant world, calling him to action one last time.”

X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Fantastic Four producer and screenwriter Simon Kinberg will produce the film, which currently has no confirmed release date.