Gary Whitta (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) had been tapped to adapt the book back in 2014, but Cornish will be starting from scratch. Though I haven’t read Starlight myself, I dig the above description, and I’ve greatly enjoyed past adaptations of his work, which range from Kick-Ass and Wanted to the Kingsman movies.
Like most people, I’m a huge fan of Cornish‘s feature debut, Attack the Block, which launched future Star Wars hero John Boyega, and I also really liked his 2019 fantasy film The Kid Who Would Be King. Plus, Cornish has a writing credit on the single-best Marvel movie — Ant-Man.
Cornish is notoriously picky about the projects he gets involved, so the fact that he wants to tackle Starlight is exciting and based on the description of the comic, it’s a project that seems right up his alley. I’m eager to see who he casts as Duke McQueen, who has the kind of name that hit movies — and even franchises — are made of.