Fox Taps Gary Whitta to Write "Starlight" Screenplay

It looks like Mark Millar will be having some space experienced company for his next feature film.

The Hollywood Reporter has the word that Gary Whitta -- screenwriter behind hits like "The Book of Eli" already tapped to write the first "Star Wars" spinoff -- has been hired to write the screenplay for "Starlight." The adaptation of Mark Millar and Goran Parlov's retro-futuristic space hero saga is set up at 20th Century Fox with "X-Men" producer Simon Kinberg -- also working on Millar's "Kindergarten Heroes" -- heading up production.

Millar spoke with CBR about "Starlight's" Hollywood prospects before the series launched at Image earlier this year. "I just feel Simon knows exactly how this should translate to the screen," he said. "He shares my love of this stuff and everything he and Aditya [Sood] (his partner at his company [Genre Films]) have been suggesting in terms of writers and actors and directors is just pretty thrilling. Annoyingly it's nothing I can spill here, but Fox are really into this and we all expect it to fast-track."

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