First rumored back in March, Variety says Sam Worthington (Clash of the Titans, Avatar) is now attached to star in Warner Bros.’ Dan Dare, to be produced by Basil Iwanyk (Clash of the Titans) through his Thunder Road banner.
“Dan Dare,” created by Frank Hampson, first appeared as a comic in 1950 and centered on a gallant chief pilot of the Interplanet Space Fleet. The time frame was the 1990s and the complex adventures were set on planets presumed to have extraterrestrial life.
Dare, described as the British equivalent of Buck Rogers, also appeared in radio programs and a TV series, “Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future.”
Colin Frewin and Dan Lin will executive produce.