After fourteen years of trying, Mark Hamill (Star Wars) is finally set to direct a big screen adaptation of his comic miniseries The Dark Pearl through new production and finance outfit Berkeley Square Films. See? Persistence does pay off!
According to Variety the project was originally penned for the big screen over a decade ago but for various reasons was then turned into a comic series. 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 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 mega-budget comic book movie. This was the exact opposite of what we wanted to do.”
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