Mark Hamill is directing ‘Black Pearl’

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The movie turned comic was originally supposed to hit the big screens 14 years ago until they decided to go with a comic instead.  Variety says it looks like fans will finally get their wish.

The project was originally penned for the big screen 14 years ago but then turned into a comicbook. The $7 million live-action pic is adapted by Hamill and “The Fighter’s” Paul Tamasy and writing partner Eric Johnson. Hamill said the comic, which was published by Dark Horse Comics in 1996 and penned by Hamill and Johnson, is a “dark, edgy thriller” that the company hopes will receive an R rating.

“We started getting interest from some pretty big producers a while ago,” said Hamill of the “Pearl” material. “But then it started to take on a life of its own where it became this huge megabudget comicbook movie. This was the exact opposite of what we wanted to do.”

FURIOUSFANBOYS Writer
FURIOUSFANBOYS Writer