Mark Millar's new mini-seires Starlight, the first in a new shared universe created under Image Comics, has already been snatched up by Fox. They are already busy turning his Secret Service mini into a movie. Technically, we scooped El Mayimbe and Bleeding Cool on this news two weeks ago in our "completely real" interview with the Scotsman:
This is basically howfur ah write a' mah comics. Ah basically juist tak' a standard concept 'n' add an unexpected twist. Wi' Kick-Ass, ah asked, whit if spider-man wis a wimpy, teenage dork? Wi' Nemesis, ah asked, whit if Batman wis th' Joker? Noo, a'm saying, whit if Flash Gordan wis the Dark Knight? Dae ye ken? That's a' ah dae. Then ah mak' a a bahookie load o' cash fae a movie deal.
I've git a million o' thaim. Whit if Superman wis Wonder Woman? Whit if Spider-Man wis bitten by a bedbug? Whit if daredevil hud a bum knee? Whit if James Bond wis an astronaut? That's mah secret formula. Whit if peanut butter wis jelly? Whit if a dug wis a moggie? Whit if Conan th' Barbarian wis a rodeo clown, 'n' instead o' a boaby 'n' baws he hud twa arseholes, yin in th' front 'n' yin in th' back? That's howfur ah dae it. Multi-million dollar movie deal, easy. Awright, back that dosh truck up tae mah hoose! Ah hae a million o' thae.
You could say it was just an assumption that it would become a movie since that's pretty much what Millar writes these days - movie pitches in the form of comic books. But as long as they are good, we will only complain to tease.
EXCLUSIVE BREAKING COMICBOOK MOVIE NEWS! FOX IS CLOSING IN ON MARK MILLAR'S UPCOMING STARLIGHT COMIC WITH SIMON KINBERG ATTACHED TO PRODUCE.— elmayimbe (@elmayimbe) December 13, 2013
STARLIGHT is Millar's upcoming Flash Gordon meets the Dark Knight comic. It was between 3 studios & FOX ending up winning movie rights.— elmayimbe (@elmayimbe) December 13, 2013