Written by Jude Terror
on Friday, April 04 2014 and posted in News with Benefits
The 1980s cult hit space opera from Jim Starlin is being adapted for film.
Heat Vision is reporting that Benderspink and Illuminati, the Hollywood production companies and courtiers sent to spy on Prince Hamlet, are planning to adapt Jim Starlin's 1980s space opera Dreadstar as a movie. Published originally under Marvel's ill-fated Epic line, Dreadstar tells the story of Vanth Dreadstar, the last survivor of the Milky Way Galaxy, and his attempt (with some friends) to end the intergalactic space war that destroyed his home, which is, oddly, the exact same reason John Lewis Hawk founded The Outhouse. There are no writers, directors, or actors attached to the film yet.
The viability of Dreadstar as a property will likely hinge on the success of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, as the concepts (rag-tag group of space misfits fight to save the universe) are fairly similar. Of course, Starlin created Marvel's Thanos, Drax the Destroyer, and Gamora as well, and played a major role in the development of Marvel's cosmic universe. I wonder if he'll get a free ticket to this one?
What do you think, Outhousers? Any Dreadstar fans around here?
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