Failed 14-Year-Old Screenplay ‘Dark Pearl’ Finally Getting Made

Mark Hamill (Star Wars) is directing a bigscreen adaptation of his comicbook miniseries The Dark Pearl through new production and finance outfit Berkeley Square Films. 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. The story focuses on Luther Drake, a troubled man who becomes a costumed vigilante “hero” by accident and media pressure. – Wiki, courtesy of @Spike0037.