You may not know Gary Whitta‘s name right off the bat, but you’d probably recognize some of his works. He is the writer behind The Book of Eli, The Walking Dead video game from TellTale Games and an upcoming Star Wars standalone film that will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Godzilla). Following that, he’s now slated to adapt Starlight, from Mark Millar and Goran Parlov.

The comic is currently running towards the end of its’ six-part series. The graphic novel is a space opera, so Whitta’s work on Star Wars will probably be a good precursor to the Starlight script. I haven’t had a chance to read the comic as I want to wait till it’s all out and binge-read it. Given that Millar is my favorite writer, I’m sure I’ll enjoy it.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Forty years ago, Duke McQueen saved an alien world from destruction. Back on earth, nobody believed his story. Now his kids are grown, his wife has passed on, and life has little to offer. Until the day a strange boy from the world he once saved makes an appearance, coaxing Duke to join him on one last adventure. Can Duke handle the leap from has-been to hero?

Starlight is slated to be released from 20th Century Fox sometime in the future. What do you think of this upcoming adaptation?

Starlight 3 cover