Joe to helm Starlight film.

Deadline exclusively revealed the news today:

The 20th Century Studios adaptation of the Mark Millar comic Starlight has just gotten a jolt of excitement. Joe Cornish, best known for directing Attack the Block, has signed on to write and direct the comic by Millar, the creator of Wanted, the Kingsmanfilms and Kick-Ass.

Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon are producing through Kinberg’s Genre Films banner, and Nira Park has joined as producer.

The comic centers on a space hero who saved the universe 35 years ago but when he came back to Earth, no one believed his fantastic stories. He married, had kids and settled into old age, but then his old rocket ship shows up, and he is called back for one fantastic adventure.